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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.

Alex Nation and Richie Strahan after Nation was named the winner of <i>The Bachelor.</i>

Reality bites for Richie

Three weeks ago, the media couldn't get enough of Richie Strahan, this year's pretty, blue-eyed sacrificial lamb on the dating slaughterhouse that is Channel Ten's hit show The Bachelor.

Tropfest director John Polson with actor Naomi Watts at the festival in 2008.

Tropfest has a history of near-death experiences

Former Sydney filmmaker turned New York television producer/director John Polson killed off his beloved Tropfest baby at the 11th hour this week, but this is not the first time Polson has skated on thin ice with the festival.