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.


Kylie Minogue performs during her Kiss Me Once tour at Rod Laver Arena.

Andrew Hornery Kylie Minogue has parted ways with American hip hop mogul Jay Z's management company Roc Nation.

PS Big celebrations for Chinese child star Gloria Zou

Andrew Hornery Not every 8-year-old girl gets a celebrity guest list and a superyacht for her birthday, but then again, not every 8-year-old is quite like Chinese child star Gloria Zou.


Private Sydney: Andrew Banks keen to dive into another Shark Tank

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Andrew Hornery It's been several years since he quit Sydney to live the Beverly Hills dream, but self-made multi-millionaire turned freshly minted television celebrity Andrew Banks welcomes his new-found fame...


Why Lara Bingle is no 'dumb blonde'

Holding the public's attention for a decade indicates a savvy understanding of the media.

Andrew Hornery She may be many things, but Lara Bingle is most definitely not a "dumb blonde".

Drug-dealing socialite Lisa Stockbridge hits back at A Current Affair

Lisa Stockbridge as she appeared on <i>A Current Affair</i> on Wednesday.

Andrew Hornery If only the drug dealing publicist Lisa Stockbridge could have generated as much coverage for her various clients as she has managed to do for herself in recent weeks.

Private Sydney: Manu Feildel cuts six-figure magazine deal for access to private life

Andrew Hornery Celebrity chef Manu Feildel has quickly discovered what it's like to dance with the "devil" of fame thanks to ratings juggarnaut My Kitchen Rules and his elevation from minor TV chef to fully-fledged...

Private Sydney: Packer ladies' lunch

Andrew Hornery At the second annual Crown Autumn Ladies Lunch on Friday Australian of the Year Rosie Batty moved many to tears.

Private Sydney: Erica Baxter's father Michael to be remembered as 'gentleman and scholar'

Andrew Hornery The late Michael Baxter was much more than just the father of James Packer's ex wife.

Manu's mag deal

My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel shields new baby from celebrity pressure cooker ahead of magazine debut

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Andrew Hornery Celebrity chef Manu Feildel has quickly discovered what it's like to dance with the "devil" of fame thanks to My Kitchen Rules.

Private Sydney: Melbourne YouTube sensation Nonna Paola is a celebrity worth celebrating

The real thing: Nonna Paola.

Andrew Hornery Nonna Paola is the housewife of Melbourne we really want to see.

Private Sydney: Lara Bingle's beach baby and Lizzie Buttrose's AVO

Andrew Hornery A beach photo taken at sunset has sparked frenzied speculation that Lara Bingle has finally given birth. Meanwhile, Nahji Chu has been forced to return $95,000 in jewellery.

Private Sydney: Cutting political satire a YouTube hit

The face before being applied to Ben Price

Andrew Hornery YouTube has become home to some of the sharpest political satire in the country thanks to promising Sydney filmmaker Nicholas Baldas and his Baldino Industries.

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Private Sydney: On board the Queen Victoria with Lisa Wilkinson, Karl Stefanovic and Richard Wilkins

Dinner being served on board the Queen Victoria.

Andrew Hornery An invitation to be wined and dined by the Captain of the Queen Victoria during an "intimate" evening was always going to prove irresistible.


Private Sydney: Celebs make hard work of holidays

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Andrew Hornery Tara, Kyly and Laura's holiday snaps prove when you're a celebrity, vanity never takes a vacation.

Silvia Colloca steps out of the kitchen to take on the operatic role of Orfeo

Blooming career: Operatic mezzo-soprano Silvia Colloca appearing in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

Andrew Hornery Silvia Colloca has made her name in a number of creative fields, most recently as a TV chef, but the chance to perform in Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice as part of the inaugural Spectrum Now arts...

'Chinese Gatsby' Sam Guo's Windermere parties become the hot ticket in Hunters Hill

Andrew Hornery The Langleys are trading up from their Hunters Hill waterfront Windermere, which was bought by Kui Zhang Guo for $11.45 million just in time for his up-coming 50th birthday celebrations.


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No more horseplay

Private Sydney: Busy James Packer set to ditch polo for horseplay

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Andrew Hornery The Australian polo community has been abuzz with chatter that the polo operations at the Packer rural seat of Ellerston are about to be wound up.

John Hemmes memorial

John Hemmes memorial: Socialites, politicians turn out to remember man who introduced bohemian lifestyle to Sydney

Set the agenda: 'Mr John' outside his Sydney boutique in the 1970s.

Andrew Hornery Hundreds of former customers, employees, friends and admirers on Friday descended on the Ivy ballroom for a public memorial to honour the late Sydney impresario John Hemmes.

Red carpet antics simply off the planet

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Andrew Hornery Mani Cam hits a new low for Hollywood's awards season.