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.

Once you're over 40, you're too old to count

Andrew Hornery Hey, TV programmers, Andrew Hornery would appreciate some shows that a middle-aged (or older) guy would like to watch.

Unexpected paws in Billich travel plan

Charles and Christa Billich with her pomeranian Charlie.

Andrew Hornery Two of PS's favourite regulars, Charles and Christa Billich are certainly not down, but they are most definitely out in Beverly Hills.

Ruined chateau proves a revelation

Andrew Hornery It started off as an idea to buy a holiday house in somewhere like the southern highlands for Karina Waters and her urologist husband Craig Waters.

David Jones fears clash of cultures

Jessica Gomes at the launch of David Jones' spring summer fashion.

Andrew Hornery Behind the glossy lips, designer duds and flash bulbs going off at Wednesday night's slick spring summer fashion launch, all is not as it seems inside Sydney's grand dame of department stores, David...

Love tussles over girls from Gunnedah

Marriage split: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom.

Andrew Hornery What an absurd spectacle we have witnessed this week involving James "Fresh Prince of Barangaroo" Packer trying to dodge paparazzi in New York to catch up with his girlfriend Miranda Kerr while...

Clash-free partying marks an anniversary

Andrew Hornery Eat your heart out, Edina Monsoon!

Off to Market: Slice of history may be up for grabs as David Jones looks at offloading city store

Jessica Gomes

Andrew Hornery In 1954 the grand ballroom atop David Jones' flagship Elizabeth Street store, with its soaring ceilings, imposing columns and huge arched windows overlooking Hyde Park and St Marys, hosted a young...

MH17 disaster

Madonna and Gabi Grecko have their heads in the clouds

Madonna

Andrew Hornery Madonna and Geoffrey Edelsten's bride-to-be show how not to react to an airline tragedy.

Private Sydney: In Lew of marriage, Rosie may get $300 million

Andrew Hornery Private Sydney PS dinkus

Andrew Hornery Last week she was known to PS only as billionaire Solomon Lew's Greek goddess.

Thorpe

Why is being gay an issue?

Out: Ian Thorpe has acknowledged on TV that he is gay.

Andrew Hornery As the likes of Ian Thorpe knows only too well, staying in the closet is not as easy as one might think, especially when you are a celebrity.

Life in the celebrity closet

Thorpe highlights warped priorities

Ian Thorpe

Andrew Hornery As the likes of Ian Thorpe knows only too well, staying in the closet is not as easy as one might think, especially when you are a celebrity.

Storrier family in will bust-up

Sandra Marshall

Andrew Hornery It was supposed to be an evening of celebration for acclaimed artist Tim Storrier and his wife Janet, having just received news that his portrait of Sir Les Patterson had won the 2014 Archibald...

Blame it on the 'bots'

PS: It's a cool time to party

Geoffrey Edelsten and Gabi Grecko at their first public outing.

Andrew Hornery It is traditionally the quietest time on the social calendar but even in the depths of winter this has been a big week of parties in Sydney.

50th anniversary of The Australian

Rupert Murdoch celebrates 50th anniversary of 'The Australian'

Rupert Murdoch

Andrew Hornery As a fleet of limousines and shiny government cars disgorged their VIP cargo, media mogul Rupert Murdoch arrived at the 50th birthday bash of his favourite Australian newspaper in what could...

Molly Meldrum finally pens 'tell-all' memoir

Andrew Hornery Even before he fell off his roof, showbiz personality Molly Meldrum was not known for being the most succinct storyteller.

Sydney flocks to Paris for fashion frolics

Andrew Hornery There were a few familiar faces in the crowds this week in Paris for the haute couture fashion shows.

Sydney's ghost mansions: the lights are on but nobody's home

Elizabeth Bay

Andrew Hornery They rank as some as some of the most expensive and lavish homes in the world, occupying the highest priced real estate in this city, but these vast trophy homes lie unsettlingly silent –...

Winners and losers

For celebrities, social media is make or break (or both)

America's last movie star?: Tom Cruise.

Andrew Hornery The advent of social media was meant to provide celebrities with a golden opportunity: to tightly control their own image by editing (censoring) the information disseminated about themselves ...

Trouble in paradise

Mystery surrounds Portia de Rossi's reported month-long stay in rehab

portia

Andrew Hornery Magazine claims the Australian actress and wife of US talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres "secretly" checked into the Passages Malibu rehab clinic for a 30-day program.