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.

Erica Packer buys California mansion for $14.7 million

Andrew Hornery Erica Packer has spent $US13.5 million ($14.7 million) on a huge home in California, marking her first serious dent into the widely reported $100 million divorce settlement she received after her...

The end of my love affair with Kylie Minogue

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Andrew Hornery Dear Kylie: this is probably going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you and I have given it a lot of thought ... I have decided it's time we broke up.

Just a beat up?

Charlie Pickering's exit from The Project over blow up just a beat up


Andrew Hornery On-set blow-ups are a part of life when it comes to putting a live news and entertainment show to air five nights a week, according to The Project's executive producer Craig Campbell.

Blabs from celebrities in rehab

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Andrew Hornery Over the past few weeks the Australian media has been awash with celebrity rehab stories.

Private Sydney: Stopping the Gold diggers

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Andrew Hornery Some of television's biggest egos are being massaged and bruised in one fell swoop as the politics of the annual Logies cranks up another notch ahead of this year's nominees being revealed on March...

Michael Hutchence's daughter

Tiger Lily, Michael Hutchence's daughter, plans acting career


Andrew Hornery In three months' time, Tiger Lily, the daughter of Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates, will celebrate her 18th birthday.

Private Sydney

Tale of two cities

Andrew Hornery Something very strange is happening between Sydney and Melbourne.

Moving on

Rupert Murdoch appears to be an item with Juliet de Baubigny

Rupert Murdoch

Andrew Hornery Rupert Murdoch appears to be back in the dating game, making his first public appearance with a new woman on his arm since calling it quits on his 14-year marriage to ex-wife No.3 Wendi Deng.

Private Sydney

Charlotte Dawson's web

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Andrew Hornery I made a conscious decision over a year ago to stop writing about Charlotte Dawson.

Denyer goes to war

Grant Denyer digs in to fight drug claims

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Andrew Hornery It's the weatherman versus the media behemoth as Grant Denyer goes to war against Bauer Media and its Australian flagship Woman's Day over explosive claims - denied vehemently by him - that the TV...

Vicky Dawson brings her sister Charlotte Dawson's ashes to memorial

Charlotte Dawson

Andrew Hornery It was the sort of crowd you would expect Charlotte Dawson to turn up in.

Private Sydney

Slipstream celebrity

Kyly Clarke

Andrew Hornery When Michael Clarke's wife Kyly announced she was embarking on a career as a fashion designer creating glamorous evening gowns, I'm sure I heard Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent groan ...

Ian 'Roscoe' Ross faces battle with pancreatic cancer

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Andrew Hornery The way Ian Ross sees it, the 73-year-old former king of television news couldn't feel any healthier, and given the circumstances, there is no denying his resilience.

Celeb shoot

Kylie Minogue takes Bankstown by storm

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Andrew Hornery It's not every day Bankstown Airport greets an international celebrity aboard a private jet. That calibre of star tends to arrive at Mascot and be greeted by a phalanx of paparazzi.

Star power

Brad Pitt makes surprise visit to Sydney

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Andrew Hornery Actor Brad Pitt has made a surprise visit to Sydney on Tuesday morning.

Private Sydney

Field of dreams

Andrew Hornery I was robbed, I tell you. ROBBED! Last Saturday, PS was on assignment on the glittering Gold Coast covering the Magic Millions yearling sales and horse races.

Private Sydney: Wild about Margot Robbie

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Andrew Hornery Cate Blanchett may have won the Golden Globe this week, but it was her compatriot Margot Robbie who won Hollywood.

Brynne Edelsten ends marriage to Geoffrey

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Andrew Hornery Brynne Edelsten has ended her four-year marriage to disgraced medico Geoffrey Edelsten, telling friends she is unable to forgive her publicity-obsessed husband for a reported dalliance with another...

Private Sydney

G'Day USA: Stateside smugfest


Andrew Hornery You wouldn't blame an American for thinking we Australians had a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock when you look at all the fuss our fellow countrymen and women are making for the annual G'Day...

Model mania chases coach all the way home

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Andrew Hornery He is mobbed on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and has an audience of about 40 million people across Asia, but back in his home town of Sydney Adam Williams says he enjoys the simple life, though...