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.

Private Sydney: Homophobia claims rock Salvation Army's Oasis Youth Support centre

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Andrew Hornery An internal investigation has been launched at The Salvation Army's much-praised Oasis Youth Support centre in Surry Hills amid claims of homophobia after a young woman was advised to "pray" away her...

Gina Rinehart to spill the beans in Australian Story interview

Andrew Hornery The empire strikes back - Gina Rinehart style.

Private Sydney: Love on the cards for Mariah Carey and James Packer, or is it fantasy?

Andrew Hornery Apparently you could almost hear Mariah Carey hitting the high notes on board James Packer's supertinnie The Arctic P all the way from the Mediterranean to Sydney this week.

Jodhi Meares posts pictures with Mariah Carey and James Packer on Instagram

Jodhi Meares and Mariah Carey

Andrew Hornery There is something truly odd about James Packer's latest reported romance.

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Chris Bath leaves Channel Seven 'on her terms'

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Andrew Hornery No one knows better than outgoing Channel Seven newsreader Chris Bath about surviving in a "man's world".

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Andrew Hornery A bit of drizzly weather wasn't going to get in the way of World Martini Day. Yes, there is a World Martini Day and the likes of Braith and Jodi Anasta descended on Potts Point restaurant Monopole on...

News Corp vs Channel Nine: a long stoush in the ring

Andrew Hornery There has been a seismic shift in the tectonic plates that have long set out the territories claimed by Australia's powerful media families.

PS: Mel Gibson returning down under

Andrew Hornery Actor Mel Gibson will meet his ex Oksana Grigorieva in court over his request to bring their young daughter to Australia this summer.

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Private Sydney: Kidman and Watts' bizarre performance

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Andrew Hornery Celebrity friendships are often difficult things to dissect, especially when those involved are feted as being among the world's best actors, adept at role playing.

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On the face of it, every celebrity is an ambassador

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Andrew Hornery Who needs a red carpet to spot a celebrity, these days all one needs to do is hit the shops to be bombarded with enough famous faces to make Annie Leibovitz go weak at the knees.

Claws out in defence of beauty queen (and close friend)

Close friends Laura Csortan with Sharri Markson.

Andrew Hornery Sharri Markson tells only half the story when she berates the Daily Mail for publishing unflattering photos of beauty queen Laura Csortan.

PS: Fond farewell for society snapper Bill Ranken

Andrew Hornery Bill Ranken was as much a part of Sydney's social scene as any of the socialites.

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Private Sydney: Jodhi Meares does it her – and Lord Buddha's – way

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Andrew Hornery In the second post in 24 hours, the 43-year-old former model shared a philosophical quote credited to Lord Buddha on her Instagram, which appears to allude to believing in your own wisdom, not what...

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Private Sydney: Lachlan Murdoch joining brother James at helm of family firm

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23:  Sarah Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch arrive at the annual Keith Murdoch Oration at the State Library of Victoria on October 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Sarah Murdoch; Lachlan Murdoch

Andrew Hornery In a few weeks time Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch will mark the 10th anniversary since quitting the machiavellian boardrooms of Manhattan.

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Does Bruce Jenner's transformation deserve the admiration it is receiving?

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Andrew Hornery Not only did Bruce Jenner become a woman this week, the 65-year-old also managed to become a fully-fledged sacred cow.

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Private Sydney: Australian Women's Weekly issues celebrity fatwa

<i>Australian Women's Weekly</i> editor Helen McCabe (right) with Dame Quentin Bryce, has confirmed the dispute.

Andrew Hornery One of the most powerful forces in Australian magazine publishing has issued at celebrity fatwa on the talent agency representing some of the biggest names in showbiz and it is putting more than a...