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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.

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.

Even Jennifer Hawkins was not enough to save Myer from bad press.

PS: Mauboy-gate and more from Flemington

Jessica Mauboy inadvertently became the second-biggest story to come out of this year's Spring Racing Carnival after she was bumped from singing the national anthem just minutes before she was due to go on stage.