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.

PS: Funds flow for St Vincent's at John Symond's lavish bash

Andrew Hornery St Vincents and Ros Packer.

Society debut

Rupert Murdoch's young daughter makes society debut at Met Gala

Wendi Deng Murdoch (right) and daughter Grace Helen Murdoch arrive at the Met Gala.

Andrew Hornery She is the daughter Rupert Murdoch once famously said he had not planned having, and she has also been at the centre of one of the most intriguing family feuds the world has witnessed in recent years...

Logies red carpet

Logies Red Carpet 2015: Royalty and The Real Housewives rub shoulders

The Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano and a real housewife of Melbourne Patti Newton.

Andrew Hornery Celebrities, Conchita and Camilla's son stroll the Logies red carpet.


Alkaline Elle and other beauties

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Andrew Hornery Elle Macpherson carries around at all times a urine tester check; Victoria Beckham is partial to facials made from nightingale poop. Just another day on Planet Celebrity.


Private Sydney: Everest rescue mission backfires on Hugh Sheridan and Andrew Rochford

Celebrity story: Hugh Sheridan.

Andrew Hornery Sunday Night's controversial mission to Nepal to rescue actor Hugh Sheridan's brother Zachary has damaged the actor's "brand".

PS: Australian Museum gala dinner keeps coffers chinking

A chaise lounge by designer Marc Newson sold for $4.6 million this week.

Andrew Hornery Recently installed Australian Museum chief executive and director Kim McKay knows how to empty fat wallets.

PS Hawley

 Prue Fisher and Angus Hawley.

Andrew Hornery The Hawley family has been "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of condolences since last weekends shock news that the youngest of four boys, Angus, had died in New York of a suspected heart attack.

Suzanne Pritchard's style and glamour recognised at David Jones counters

.Suzanne Pritchard and Joh Bailey.

Andrew Hornery Suzanne Pritchard's story is an intriguing one and embodies an era in Sydney when glamour ruled supreme and ladies would "dress" to go shopping at David Jones.

Designer Marc Newson's Lockheed Lounge sells for record $4.69 million

Australian designer Marc Newson.

Andrew Hornery Australian designer Marc Newson has retained his title as creator of the most expensive piece of designer furniture after one of his Lockheed Lounges was sold in London on Tuesday night for a...

Tasteless TV

Sunday Night under fire for Hugh Sheridan's Nepal rescue mission for brother

Hugh Sheridan with his younger brother Zachary

Andrew Hornery The Seven Network's flagship current affairs program Sunday Night has come under fire after it sent a film crew with actor Hugh Sheridan to document the star's search for his younger brother Zachary...

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Death of Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley rocks Sydney society

Angus Hawley in 2008.

Andrew Hornery Even in death the name Angus Hawley has attracted much public intrigue, as it did during many of his 46 years.

Real life Barbie

PS: Barbie rumours mean Margot Robbie needs to say goodbye, not hello, to dolly

Andrew Hornery.

Andrew Hornery Stardom doesn't mean a lot if you're plastic, not fantastic.

Private Sydney

Private Sydney: 'Talent's' appearance costs but brings in TV dollars... there's no denying it

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Andrew Hornery Women have started to speak out about the looks-ratings `hire' but there's no doubt looking good boosts TV ratings despite denials by the bosses.

Private Sydney

Article suggests I'm just a 'pretty bimbo': furious SBS reporter Ellie Laing

Long career: SBS news reporter Ellie Laing.

Andrew Hornery For SBS news reporter Ellie Laing, it's a case of don't hate me because I'm beautiful ... and white.


Sia set to ditch her blonde wig for 'weird surgery'

Australian singer Sia arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in her trademark blonde wig.

Andrew Hornery Australian pop star Sia Furler is ready to ditch her blonde wig and says she has already worked out what her new "disguise" will be.


Why Madonna's Drake kiss is no big deal

Andrew Hornery Big deal. Madonna kisses some guy who is 28 years younger than her and the world goes apoplectic.

Australian Fashion Week 2015 reviewed: Thibaux, floggers and front row thefts

Andrew Hornery The runways were stormed and the fashion bloggers filmed themselves but what, in the end, did we really learn?

PS Kirstie masters emoji

Andrew Hornery Fashion reviews used to be about carefully chosen words, but today it's emoji that express a reviewer's thoughts.