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Expelled Lesbian Boy Scout Leader Brings Down GLAAD Media Awards House

Before flying to Los Angeles this weekend with her partner and four children to attend the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell had never boarded a commercial airliner. Her appearance Saturday night at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel led to eight minutes of the best kind of teary awards speechifying – a dedicated mom thanking GLAAD for their support of her efforts to right a Boy Scouts of America wrong.

FishbowlLA’s favorite part the Tyrrell speech comes at around the seven-minute mark. That’s when she urged people in the audience to sign her change.org petition, which asks that she be reinstated as a Boy Scout den mother in Bridgeport:

“I’m going to ask each of you right now to take your phone, go to change.org/scouts. It will take you right to the petition. Go ahead, everyone. Take out your phone. It’s OK… Then share it with everyone you know. Together, we can make a difference.”

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In the Trades: CGI, WGA and Xena

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Bridge to Terabithia is well worth seeing, writes Justin Chang. Animation director Gabor Csupo lets the CGI run away with the movie, but the effects are ultimately outshone by stronger performances by AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson. You loved the book, remember?

The Writer’s Guild awarded screenplay honors to Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine in the original category and William Monahan for The Departed in the adapted category. Arndt won for his first produced screenplay, which he wrote over 5 years ago.

The WGA’s Robert Meltzer award for bravery went to the dozen writers at ANTM who lost their jobs last year after striking unsuccessfully for a WGA contract. So, when they do get to join, will they still have to pay the hefty initiation fee?

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Casting notes: Lucy Lawless (yes, Xena!) wiil play a sexy but naive wife on ABC’s Football Wives. Louise Lombard, seen on CSI, is cast as a suburban, single mom who solves crimes in Judy’s Got a Gun. ABC also has an ensemble comedy about a team of paramedics and FOX has a similiar pilot with nurses.

MySpace users might scrub off all the copyrighted video content today, before News Corp. wipes the site clean with a filter that blocks certain uploads.