Andrew Hornery

Andrew Hornery

Senior journalist Andrew Hornery is the man behind The Sydney Morning Herald's Private Sydney column, keeping tabs on everyone from socialites to social climbers. If they are worth knowing about, you can bet they are on the PS radar.

Star heads to Sydney

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Eamonn Duff and Andrew Hornery Nicole Kidman arrived home to her grieving family in Sydney on Sunday morning following the sudden death of her father in Singapore.

Golden anniversary

Keith Urban sings at Kidmans' golden anniversary party

NIcole Kidman and Keith Urban

Andrew Hornery There are plenty of wedding anniversary parties held at Middle Head's The Gunnery, but it's not every day a Grammy winner performs, not to mention an Oscar winner on the guest list.

Oscar nod

Cate Blanchett's long wait

Cate Blanchett.

Andrew Hornery Between now and the morning of January 16, 2014, Cate Blanchett is set to be one very busy lady.

Princess Nicole all grace at the race

Nicole Kidman at the Swisse marquee.

Andrew Hornery and Mik Grigg No one does jet lag quite like Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning actor arrived at Flemington today for the annual Derby Day races looking radiant and much younger than her 45 years.

Private Sydney

Frocks, fillies and a fleeting visit

nicole kidman

Andrew Hornery Nicole Kidman was the queen of Flemington on Saturday for her blink-and-you'd-miss-her trip to Derby Day, but once again the Melbourne Cup carnival drew a broad section of Australia's famous faces.

Private Sydney

Accent on affected

George

Andrew Hornery Actor Melissa George was accused of treason this week when she declared she would rather nibble on a croissant and sip espresso in Paris than return home to Australia to be constantly asked about the...

Private Sydney

Good line for bodice ripper

Fiona Handbury and William Legge

Andrew Hornery It's a dramatic love story which reads like a chapter from one of her late grandmother-in-law Dame Barbara Cartland's racy pot boilers, but former Sydney socialite turned British aristocrat, Lady...

Secret surgery

How did Angelina keep it a secret?

Jolie

Andrew Hornery That the woman dubbed 'St Angelina' in the showbiz press managed to keep her surgery a secret, in the era of the 24-hour, all-consuming news cycle, is verging on the miraculous.

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Store wars

Gomes to lead catwalk charge

Jessica Gomes

Andrew Hornery It will be battle stations at David Jones and Myer over the next fortnight as the retailers unveil multimillion-dollar campaigns for the spring/summer collections.

Political pose

Daddy's girls

Abbotts

Andrew Hornery During the Keating and Howard years, political offspring were mostly kept in the shadows, leaving their respective fathers to bathe in the limelight.

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Facial resculpting

Fresh-faced to fine-tuned

Jennifer Hawkins

Andrew Hornery Whatever Jennifer Hawkins is doing in the looks department, it's working.