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.


Jada Pinkett Smith might need to visit the Habibs

Andrew Hornery Jada Pinkett Smith might need to visit the Habibs, Andrew Hornery ventures.

PS Napoleon

Andrew Hornery Not every girl learns how to apply lipstick, rouge and eye-liner from their dad, but then again Napoleon Perdis is not like every father.


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Private Sydney: Hewitts pay the price

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Andrew Hornery It wasn't only Lleyton's sporting career that was coming to an end last week.

PS 'Frugal' Murdoch turns over $4m new leaf

Rupert scores a kiss at the Rugby World Cup final.

Andrew Hornery When it comes to splurging, Rupert Murdoch was once considered to err on the frugal side.

Speculation about James Packer and Mariah Carey's wedding plans goes into overdrive

Engaged: Mariah Carey and James Packer.

Andrew Hornery James Packer might want to re-think his long held aversion to media scrutiny as his soon-to-be third wife, pop star Mariah Carey revels in the spotlight their engagement has...

Bauer magazine empire loses more of its gloss

Andrew Hornery A once great magazine empire in Sydney's Park Street continues to crumble as yet another title closes.

James Packer and Mariah Carey confirm engagement

Engaged: James Packer and singer Mariah Carey.

Andrew Hornery Australian casino billionaire James Packer has become engaged to his girlfriend of six months Mariah Carey.

Leisel Jones says she has no sadness over father's death

Leisel Jones.

Andrew Hornery Last year's revealing memoir Body Lengths has already caused a tidal wave of controversy throughout Australia's Olympic swimming ranks, but retired swimmer turned...

Private Sydney: Lawyers get busy with Rupert and Jerry

Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch with Lady Gaga after the Golden Globes this week.

Andrew Hornery Gawker's headline was particularly unfriendly: "Jerry Hall to Wed a Toad''. Guardian comments section: "The Tortoise and the Hair".

Cleo closure reports pure speculation, publisher Bauer says

Over the years: <em>Cleo</em> magazine.

Andrew Hornery Magazine publisher Bauer Media has described reports on Friday claiming its 44-year-old women's magazine Cleo would soon close as "pure speculation" and that no announcement regarding the title was...

Search under way for new Australian Women's Weekly editor-in-chief

Outgoing: Helen McCabe has stepped down as editor-in-chief of <em>The Australian Women's Weekly </em>.

Andrew Hornery A long list of contenders is being drawn up inside the offices of Bauer Media for what has been billed as the most powerful job in Australian magazine publishing.


Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall announce engagement

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at the Golden Globes this week.

Andrew Hornery An announcement in the Times set wedding bells ringing for the couple.

Magic Millions 2016: Zara Phillips steals the show

Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall were the talk of the Magic Millions race day.

Andrew Hornery With more than $100 million of horse flesh under the hammer and Australia's richest single race day declared a stunning success, it was a royal who captivated most eyes at the Gold Coast Turf Club...



Private Sydney: Bling babies

Kyly and Michael Clarke.

Andrew Hornery Silver spoons are so passe, these days it's all about Sydney's bling babies.

PS: Talk of the neighbourhood

Andrew Hornery The ABC's dynamic duo, Q&A host Tony Jones and Walkely-award winning reporter Sarah Ferguson, were the talk of their Rose Bay neighbourhood over the Christmas/New Year period, not that either of...