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: Ray Hadley affair boils over

Andrew Hornery It was Ray Hadley’s boss, 2GB owner John Singleton, who told his star talent over lunch at Singleton’s Mount White estate on Thursday that his private life had become public property, and it was...

The Packers come out of the shadows

Ros Packer and Francesca Packer Barham

Andrew Hornery Being a Packer in Sydney has its benefits. You get to live at the finest addresses in town thanks to the family billions; you're treated like royalty when you visit a restaurant or expensive...

Just a picture of innocence

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Andrew Hornery Billionaire bruiser James Packer has shot down rumours claiming it was he who shelled out the $250,000 to buy the 50-plus photos and video of his street brawl with his former best man David Gyngell...

Just another day in the life of a bruised and busted billionaire

James Packer

Andrew Hornery It was a hell of a day, even by billionaire James Packer's standards.

David Gyngell's mysterious mea culpa

Andrew Hornery The legal ramifications following Sunday's brawl between Channel Nine boss David Gyngell and James Packer have taken a mysterious turn with an apparent mea culpa from Gyngell broadcast on his own...

Packer/Gyngell: How each side is spinning the brawl

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Andrew Hornery The coverage of the James Packer and David Gyngell street brawl provides an interesting example of how two rich and powerful men can attempt to mitigate the public fallout from the most embarrassing...

Police to investigate James Packer and David Gyngell brawl

James Packer sports a black eye.

Andrew Hornery and Rachel Olding Police have commenced an investigation into the brawl between billionaire James Packer and Channel Nine chief executive David Gyngell.

Simmering tensions explode: James Packer and David Gyngell exchange blows like schoolboys

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Andrew Hornery They are more like brothers than friends, but on a bright Sunday afternoon James Packer and David Gyngell exchanged blows and wrestled on a busy footpath outside the media mogul’s Bondi Beach...

Photos of James Packer and David Gyngell punch-up understood to have sold for more than $200,000

Lachlan Murdoch.

Andrew Hornery Explosive photographs and video footage of a punch-up between James Packer and David Gyngell are understood to have sold for more than $200,000 - to one of Packer's best friends.

Fist fight

James Packer and David Gyngell punch and wrestle each other in Bondi

James Packer

Andrew Hornery A set of explosive photos showing billionaire gaming mogul James Packer embroiled in a vicious fist fight with his former best man and boss of Nine Entertainment Group David Gyngell, have hit the...

Fist fight

James Packer and David Gyngell: the best and worst of friends

Andrew Hornery They were the best of friends for 35 years, but, on Sunday afternoon, in broad daylight and on one of the busiest streets in the country, James Packer and David Gyngell were exchanging blows and...

The Logies were a bumpy night

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Andrew Hornery Live by the pen, die by the pen. For a gossip columnist, it's a mantra I've lived by for a long time.

Humble pie not so hard to swallow

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Andrew Hornery The timing could not have been worse for celebrity chef Justin North this week.

Ian Ross, the 'good guy' of TV news, loses battle with cancer

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Andrew Hornery In the end it was kidney failure that claimed the life of broadcaster Ian Ross, who died at the Gold Coast's John Flynn Hospital at 3.

Media veteran

Ian Ross remained positive while facing overwhelming odds

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Andrew Hornery When Ian Ross revealed he was facing a grim prognosis after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he opted to do just one interview in the hope he could "get on with it in peace".

Logies

Logies Red Carpet: The walk is long, the necklines low, but Kylie Minogue still outranks the lot

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Kylie Minogue arrives at the 2014 Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on April 27, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Andrew Hornery The TV Week Logies is a marathon, and it's not just about the race to nab a coveted statuette.

Life in splitsville

Andrew Hornery All's fair in love and war and to the victor go the spoils, right?

The trivial pursuit of Prince William and Kate

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Andrew Hornery This is not a Royal tour, this is royal torture.

Private Sydney: Why Jodhi could talk the talk

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Andrew Hornery Circle of trust: Ros Packer at last year's Melbourne Cup.