*Oprah was showered with love from all of her friends on her 59th birthday, celebrated earlier this week. But Tyler Perry should have packaged a dolly with his gift – a pot of flowers. Oprah strained her back because of it. Her movie making friend took to his Facebook to share how guilty he felt. “I like to send really large flowers arrangements to people for whatever occasion,” wrote Perry. “Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up.”
*BET has not been totally up front about what the network plans to do with T.J. Holmes’ show, “Don’t Sleep.” After having a pretty decent premiere turn out and an obvious demand for his input, the show hasn’t filmed a new episode since Dec. 19. And frankly, we’re not sure if it’s going to come back at all. When asked about the return of the show, a spokeswoman from BET told Journal-isms: “not yet determined.” It’s been reported that Holmes’ show was facing trouble because of disappointing ratings.
*Drake is somehow smooth with the ladies. Some would say he’s not the finest of them all, but can pull some dimes. So he surprised Tatyana Ali with a little birthday love and was sure to take a rather cozy picture with the actress, landing a nice kiss on the cheek. She didn’t seem to mind it, though. When asked what she would name her reality show, Tatyana joked, “‘Dirty Laundry,’ or ‘I Love Drake!’ – in which I stalk him on tour and try to make him realize we’re meant to be together. God, I love his voice.” Drake was sure to make an impression and gave her some roses and a bottle of Ace of Spades to go along with that kiss.