Wednesday, October 17, 2007


The Internet buzz in chatrooms and on various messageboards regarding Lamman Rucker's performance in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? is bananas right about now! Didn't I tell yall last week that Lamman Rucker's career would soar to new and greater heights something proper-like once folks took notice of him in Why Did I Get Married?. And here's the gotcha: I said all of that BEFORE I even saw the movie! (Check out the following link) That is what I said, right?. Yeah, I surely did. Can someone please pat me on my back and give me my propers? LOL!

I knew it was just a matter of time before he'd land a role that would really make people recognize how much of a compassionate, skilled actor he really is. As modest and humble as he is, even Rucker (who holds two bachelor degrees: one in Information Technology and one in Drama/Theater, as well as an MBA in Education) has faced the fact that his presence in W.D.I.G.M.? signals his arrival as a true Hollywood heavyweight. Yes, it does, Lamman, yes it does.

Although the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania native's honed acting skills and GQ-ish good looks played a big factor in his perfect portrayal as 'Troy', the ex-Wall Street stockbroker who falls in love with 'Sheila' (played by Jill Scott) in this film, I still feel it's more than appropriate to give thanks to Tyler Perry for letting the rest of the world witness what Rucker's true fans have known for so very long. Thank you ever so kindly!

And don't fret ladies (although you just might once you read the details regarding Rucker's personal life after the jump). Like I said before, this will not be the last time we will see Rucker on the big screen...or even the small screen for that matter. Coincidentally, the up-and-coming actor has teamed up with Perry once again and will star in the big screen adaptation of Meet the Browns, which is loosely based on the stage play of the same title. Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, Irma P. Hall and Rucker's Why Did I Get Married? castmate, Denise Boutte also star in the film which was filmed mostly in Atlanta, Georgia, and is scheduled to hit theaters in 2008. And if that doesn't satisfy your thirst for the 30-something year-old actor, Rucker, along with Boutte, will also star in the sitcom version of Meet the Browns, which has been dubbed as Perry's next 'highly anticipated' series. According to Boutte, 10 episodes have already been filmed; however, it's still unclear which network will pick up and air the series.

So, yes, I can definitely see his resume becoming increasingly long in the next couple of years. Bless his heart. His life is about to change in ways he probably never imagined. And that's real talk.



But don't get it twisted, people. This man, who starred in BET's 2006 award-winning short film on HIV/AIDS entitled Let's Talk, is more than just a savory piece of on-screen eye candy. Rucker loves the kids too. So much so that he spends his quality time mentoring and educating children in his community on AIDS/HIV awareness and prevention.

Fine, tall, ruggedly handsome, intelligent (you gotta love that), well-spoken, modest, humble, beautiful smile, adorable dimples, no kids...which means no baby mama drama, family-oriented, approachable, kind and someone else. It hurts, doesn't it? Yeah, I know. Hell, I had a dream about him the other night...and guess what? Even in my dream he didn't want me! Now, that's commitment like no other, right?! But hey, if he wasn't involved with someone than I'd be really worried. LOL! An anonymous* source whose close to the actor tells me that he has been in an on-again/off-again relationship with a special woman (and no, it's not Jill Scott as some recent rumors have suggested) for some time now. Lucky heffah! I'm kidding....sort of. :)

My grandmother, bless her soul, would slap a pint of piss out of me if she heard me say what I'm about to say; so, please forgive me if I come across as sounding a bit un-Southern-lady-like when I say I can also see Rucker getting more ass than a toilet seat That's if he ain't already getting it! Trust. I'm about to change my name to Tidy Bowl or sumthin'. Just jokes, yall! Well, not really. Okay, just a little bit of alot, but not too, too much. Sort of like an iota of a little bit...well, not iota exactly. Mediocre? Whatever!

Therefore and thus and such, in closing, please let the records show that it was the person (that would be me) behind RealGossip 101 who had/has no problem whatsoever with continuing to support Mr. Rucker unconditionally throughout any of his future endeavors. Thank you very much.

*in all fairness, if for any reason my anonymous source has been proven to be incorrect with the information which was given to me, once the correct information is confirmed to me by a verifiable source is when I will promptly retract my statement.

Before you go, don't forget to check out Lamman's actig reel.


Anonymous said...

I remember hanging with Laman when when he was @ Duquesne University. He was a wonderful person then, as I am sure he is now. I wish him many blessings and success in his career.


SouthernBlackGurl said...

Aww that's so sweet. I've heard nothing but good things about him. And when a whole bunch of people are telling you the same thing, you'd be foolish not to believe me, at least in my opinion.

Thanks for leaving a comment, Dawn! Don't be a stranger.

2thick4u said...

I really enjoy reading your blog!!!

You have some nice posting and they are very informative.

Lamman Rucker is a very talented actor I will continue to support hin on all that he do!!!

SouthernBlackGurl said...

Aww, thanks 2thick! I appreciate hearing (reading) that! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Like I said before, thanks again for this post on Lamman. I learned several new things about him that I didn't know before.I didn't know he had so much talent! SG, now you got me loving this man even more! I even checked a few other sites and I didn't find nearly as much information on him on them as I did on yours. Now I know where to go when I want to read or see more of him.

You made the post perfect when you added his acting reel, too.

But, I'm saying though, you just gon keep ignoring that question I asked you in the chatbox about where I can reach him? lol!


QueenEarth said...

He was on All my Children and portrayed a pyschotic lunatic. I am happy he has established himself with his foine self.

Aron said...

Thanks for the post, really effective info.
free sewing patterns | vector format | weather in Ireland

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this article, quite useful piece of writing.
recommend 1 | link 6 | check 8 _ 6 | check 1 | check 0 _ 1 | recommend 8

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Template Designed by Douglas Bowman - Updated to Beta by: Blogger Team
Modified for 3-Column Layout by Hoctro