One of the most underrated characters throughout all seven seasons of Southern Charm is Patricia Altschul’s partner-in-crime, Michael the Butler. Michael and Patricia are the epitome of class and old wealth in Charleston. Michael is always around to photograph Patricia in her dog-covered caftans and make her the perfect martini afterward. He’s seen plenty of characters come and go from Southern Charm, and through Patricia’s mansion, which means you could only imagine the secrets he’s harboring. And he’s more than just an employee — he’s really a part of Patricia and Whitney Sudler-Smith’s little family. Including their sophisticated pups.
Southern Charm fans were heartbroken to hear when Michael Kelcourse suffered a spinal cord stroke at the beginning of this year. Patricia shared a website with updates on his recovery, which she has said is “progressing rapidly” since the stroke. Michael has since been moved into an assisted living facility for rehabilitation. And it looks like Patricia and Whitney have been by his side to wait on him hand and foot for a change.
Back in 2019 when we were all still living normal lives, an announcement was made that delighted Housewives viewers across the globe. The crossover event of all crossover events that would unite OG
troublemakers cast members from several different franchises in one location. After the Rona did us dirty and halted production on television shows and life in general, in February 2021 the Peacock network greenlit the limited series and scheduled production.
In April of this year, the Housewives All-Stars were announced and included Teresa Giudice, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kyle Richards. Melissa Gorga was also in attendance. While the ladies filmed in Turks & Caicos, reports emerged that some of the women weren’t exactly getting along. Recently, Luann found herself on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen tried to get some dirt on the newest Scary Island.
Luann de Lesseps, much like her OG counterpart Ramona Singer, has seemingly aged backwards throughout every season of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s tall, dark and fabulous, which is a great combination for an over-the-top housewife. Whether she’s telling people they’re “uncool,” complaining about the “lower-level” or flirting with the nearest pirate, Lu’s a treasure to behold. She always brings it to RHONY year after year, and looks great doing it.
Lu has gone through quite a lot in the past few years. She got married and divorced from Tom D’Agostino, only to move into a new apartment right next door to him. She had a new man for a minute, but now she’s single again, and single Lu is always a good time. And she’s going sober so far on Season 13 alongside Leah McSweeney. Oh, did I mention she’s also included on the Real Housewives All-Stars spinoff? She’s truly an icon who’s shown a lot of growth throughout her time on the show. She even got a tattoo, like who is this new Lu?
Check your thermometers because Hell has frozen over. Fans have spoken about a concept like this for years, imagining their favorite sharks all swimming in the same pond. The Bravo gods listened and filming has commenced on what is sure to be more drama than Turks & Caicos ever asked for. You will definitely see Ramona Singer, throwin’ bows like it’s Black Friday to get the best room. Luann de Lesseps will join Ramona on the adventure, and be on high alert to avoid any rogue bushes lurking in her path.
Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga went wheels up. This will probably be the last time Melissa is considered an All-Star in any respect, so thank you Jesus! Kyle Richards grabbed her Zohar and 19 caftans to make the trip, she will be joined by Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey upon landing. Sounds fun, right? Well, the streets are saying there will be a “surprise 8th guest” to make it a nice, even number. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to outdoor pedicures in a tropical environment… HIIIIIIIIIIIII!
Everyone is going through it and Brandi Glanville is no exception. Last time we saw Brandi, it seemed like she had been called in by Bravo to amp up the drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As usual, Brandi answered the call and presumably gave the producers exactly what they asked for. Denise Richards was a walking match and Brandi lit the fire that ultimately lead to a season of drama and Denise’s departure.
After ostensibly doing what she was told, it seems Brandi won’t make appearances on Season 11. You would think after having to bring someone in from the outside to pull a main storyline out of nowhere, she would have at least gotten a gift basket. But the world works in mysterious ways and like the rest of us, Brandi needs to get paid. So what’s a girl to do when the well is running dry and Bravo keeps sending her to voicemail? Real estate, baby.
It’s undeniable that Bethenny Frankel is one of the biggest success stories to come out of the Real Housewives of New York, or any city for that matter. She started off the show peddling her SkinnyGirl products in grocery stores and now she’s a boss businesswoman doing a million things at once.
You have to give credit where credit is due — Bravo definitely has some responsibility in “making” B who she is today. The show gave her a platform. She commanded that platform in an intelligent way, but it was truly her RHONY performance that made her such a hit. From screaming at Kelly Bensimon at Scary Island to fighting with Ramona Singer on the Brooklyn Bridge, B’s iconic housewives scenes definitely didn’t hurt her various businesses.
There’s no doubt that Kelly Bensimon was reality TV gold. However, no one has ever praised Kelly for her insights. Reading the room and behaving in accordance are not strengths of the former Real Housewives of New York cast member.
Just like many other people, Kelly posted on social media in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. However, it was mostly about Kelly, which it always seems to be with Kelly. It’s Kelly’s world and we’re all just living in it, or so she thinks.
Over the years, the ladies of Real Housewives of New York have grown up a lot. Sonja Morgan went from being the ex-wife of JP Morgan Chase bank guy to an International Fashion Lifestyle Brand. Luann de Lesseps went from The Countess to Cabaret star. Ramona Singer went from being an out-of-touch narcissist to an out-of-touch, narcissistic real estate agent. In just 12 seasons!
While we have witnessed countless ups and downs, one thing remains – these women will always share Harry Dubin. Harry is like the Slade Smiley of New York City. He was once married to Aviva Drescher. Since they divorced, he and Sonja have had an on and off thing for years. During this time, Harry and Luann have also hooked up. Most recently, Harry and Ramona were spotted making out. It’s a picture you can’t unsee. Oh, and he’s also been linked to Kelly Bensimon. Put simply, Harry is a pig RHONY staple.