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Breakfast w/Greg: Jake Gyllenhaal on Sesame Street; Ellen and Oprah cover; The trailer for “A Single Man”

Happy Saturday!

Here are a few items for you in this special edition of Breakfast with Greg.
TICKLE ME JAKE: Even though it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is strangling poor Elmo in this photo, he has the sweetest smile and the most beautiful blue eyes.
I’m sure Jake meant no harm to Rosie O’Donnell’s favorite Sesame Street character!
But that’s all beside the point. What the heck is the star of Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko, Zodiac and Jarhead doing with a big red Muppet anyway?
It seems that Jake is among the really big stars who will be appearing on the 40th season of the still popular kids show.
He will be in good company. His sister Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight, Secretary, Happy Endings) will also guest as will First Lady Michelle Obama, Cameron Diaz, Adam Sandler, Eva Longoria, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Hugh Jackman and Matthew Fox.
Elmo and company have some impressive new friends!

DAYTIME QUEENS UNITE: Look, I’m a big Oprah Winfrey fan.
Love Oprah even when she gets a little full of herself and, as Kathy Griffin says, “thinks she’s Jesus.”
But even I get a little tired of seeing the various airbrushed photos of Oprah every month on the cover of O Magazine. She never has wrinkles in these photos and she doesn’t even look fat – even when she admitted to being over 200 pounds again!
What’s great about the December issue of the mag is that Oprah is joined on the cover by Ellen DeGeneres! Ellen is just the coolest – so funny and smart and cute.
There are two different versions of the cover. Both women are dressed in all-white. Ellen looks angelic and Oprah, of course, looks flawless.
Ellen will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, the same day the December issue of O magazine hits newsstands.

Here is Ellen unveiling the cover on her show:

A SINGLE TRAILER: And finally, I wanted to share the poster and trailer for Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man.
The movie starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore has been getting raves across the board and closed the AFI Fest this week.
The film presents a day in the life of college professor George (Firth) who struggles to hold his life to­gether after the sudden death months before of his lover of 16 years, Jim (Matthew Goode). Moore portrays George’s friend Charley who longs to rekindle the brief romance the two shared many years before.
The movie opens on December 11 after making the worldwide rounds of film festivals Venice, Toronto, Tokyo, London and finally, AFI.

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