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.

Model provocateur: desperate measures for Miranda Kerr

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Andrew Hornery Madonna mastered it years ago, now Miranda Kerr is giving it a whirl.

Logies

Logies Red Carpet: The walk is long, the necklines low, but Kylie Minogue still outranks the lot

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Kylie Minogue arrives at the 2014 Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on April 27, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Andrew Hornery The TV Week Logies is a marathon, and it's not just about the race to nab a coveted statuette.

Private Sydney

Field of dreams

Andrew Hornery I was robbed, I tell you. ROBBED! Last Saturday, PS was on assignment on the glittering Gold Coast covering the Magic Millions yearling sales and horse races.

Vicky Dawson brings her sister Charlotte Dawson's ashes to memorial

Charlotte Dawson

Andrew Hornery It was the sort of crowd you would expect Charlotte Dawson to turn up in.

Collette Dinnigan: I quit to regain balance in life

Collette Dinnigan

Andrew Hornery Dinnigan's choice to announce her decision to close her critically acclaimed label on her late mother's birthday is far more telling that it appears.

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Celebrity latest

Pink touches down in Sydney

Pink

Andrew Hornery She stepped off a flight from Los Angeles just after 6am, but it didn't take long for international pop star Pink to be hunted down by Sydney's local paparazzi.

Glam rock

Look out, another Jagger's in town

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Andrew Hornery Georgia May Jagger intends to party up a storm in Sydney this weekend.

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...

Tour tirade

Mutiny aboard Rihanna's 777 jet

rihanna

Andrew Hornery Aussie journalist's mid air antics raise blood pressure on Rihanna tour.

Private Sydney

A-listers dust off hangovers to party into the New Year

Ricki Lee Coulter at NYE lord mayors party Photo by Scott Weston

Andrew Hornery As the northern hemisphere shivered in the new year, Sydney's biggest annual party continued on Tuesday across a series of extravagant parties attracting celebrities, the beautiful people and...

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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Famous hotel

Revamp for Double Bay hotel loved by celebrities

Famous hotel: Nicole Kidman leaves dress maker in Double Bay for the Ritz Carlton with young daughter Isabel.

Andrew Hornery It will take a group of Singaporean businessmen and about $20 million to return the polish to one of Sydney society's glittering jewels: the former Ritz Carlton hotel in Double Bay.

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All those millions tie knot in Fiji

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Andrew Hornery Former Sydney resident Elle Macpherson opted for the beaches of Fiji rather than those of her home town to marry her billionaire fiance, Miami-based businessman Jeffrey Soffer, six years her junior.

Grow up

Silly old things

Warne

Andrew Hornery Life may well begin at 40, but Shane Warne, Liz Hurley, Kylie Minogue, Heidi Klum and Madonna are killing me.

Mock outrage

Miley Cyrus: all twerked up

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke perform

Andrew Hornery This week I Googled the term ''twerking''. Oh my, what an assortment of results it turned up, but nothing quite as shocking as the mock outrage and tut-tutting that filled the airwaves this week...

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Mum-in-law's the word for Minogue

Dannii Minogue

Andrew Hornery NEVER speak ill of the dead, unless, of course, you are a celebrity and your late former mother-in-law is a lady.

Elevator not quite the lift needed

Andrew Hornery MOBILE phones went into meltdown last Saturday morning across Sydney's glittering harbourfront mansions as news broke on the Herald's front page that one of their own - style queen Karin Upton Baker...

Fancy seeing you here today, Karin

Andrew Hornery SYDNEY can be such a small town. Sometimes a little too small, as PS discovered on Thursday.

Fashionable? Or just flashy and feral?

Andrew Hornery THE good, the bad and the very, very ugly. That would best describe the passing parade of fashions at this year's spring racing carnival.