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.

Celebrity new year's resolutions should include getting better publicists

Andrew Hornery Is less carbs really the best you can do?

Walmart heiress Paige Laurie parties in Rose Bay on New Year's Day

Walmart heiress Paige Laurie in Sydney.

Andrew Hornery She is heiress to one of the great fortunes of the world, but Paige Laurie managed to blend in with New Year's Day revellers in Sydney without being noticed.

PS's top gossip predictions for 2015

Andrew Hornery PS has polished the crystal ball and combed through enough goats entrails but sadly nothing seems clear when it comes to the events and stories which will find their way onto these pages during 2015.


Miss World 2014: Game of clones

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Andrew Hornery Isn't it ironic that an event which has ambitions of celebrating the great diaspora of humanity has morphed into a catalogue of contestants who are almost indistinguishable from each other?


Has Rupert Murdoch hired a body double after Twitter backlash?

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Andrew Hornery Does Rupert Murdoch have a body double?

Pucker up for photographers

James Packer and ex-wife Erica Packer reunite for Christmas

James Packer and his ex-wife Erica (seen here in happy times) have been photographed embracing at the Sydney International Airport.

Andrew Hornery Just over a year after their marriage fell apart so spectacularly, James and Erica Packer reunited at Sydney airport on Friday morning, happy to show off their affection for waiting photographers.

When the smiles stopped

Martin Place siege: How Channel Seven hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur saw it all unfold


Andrew Hornery The Morning Show hosts found themselves reporting on what is likely to become one of the biggest stories of their media careers as tactical response forces swarmed the plaza.

Celebrity spruiking

Celebrity branded products for sale this Christmas season

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Andrew Hornery An ever-growing list of celebrities are cashing in on Christmas with their own branded products.


Glamour couple Michael and Kyly Clarke have no illusions about fame

Fashion shoot: The Clarkes in <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>.

Andrew Hornery It's been a tough few weeks for Michael and Kyly Clarke, from ongoing hamstring injuries (not just his either) to the loss of teammate and great friend Phillip Hughes, but behind closed doors...

The year of the derriere

2014: When bums became the new boobs

Kim Kardashian.

Andrew Hornery Andrew Hornery looks back on the year in which derrieres assumed centre stage.

Applejack takes a Potts Point bow with The Butler

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Andrew Hornery After a decade of bigger is better beer barns, Sydney is finally enjoying the delights of smaller venues with a new breed of bar tsars, such as Applejack Hospitality, taking on the likes of Justin...


Seafolly: Bastion of Aussie summer strikes out for distant shores

Success story: Miranda Kerr, past model for

Andrew Hornery Australian swimwear brand Seafolly is making waves around the world, this week opening a flagship store in St Tropez to lift its profile in the northern hemisphere where it’ is stocked by the...

Channel Nine's Peter Overton beats Channel Seven's Mark Ferguson in battle of the anchormen

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, the legend.

Andrew Hornery You can almost hear "legendary" Hollywood newsreader Ron Burgundy setting down the ground rules for Channel Nine's Peter Overton and arch rival Channel Seven's Mark Ferguson: "OK before we start,...

Australian swimwear icon Seafolly set for purchase by global giant LVMH


Andrew Hornery The Australian fashion industry has been buzzing with rumours that the Asian arm of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy would either take a slice of Seafolly or buy the brand outright.


Private Sydney: Katy Perry's protest over paparazzi too shrill

Katy Perry

Andrew Hornery Katy Perry's complaints about Sydney paparazzi were unjustified when she could have arranged access to a private, not a public, beach.

Christmas gift guide - Men

Maserati Grand Cabrio MC, about $355,000 (before charges and on-road costs, of course), Maserati Sydney, Elizabeth Street, Waterloo,

Andrew Hornery Chances are you might not find a shiny $355,000 Maserati sitting in your driveway on Christmas morning.

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One Direction v 5 Seconds of Summer: boy bands' head to head battle

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Andrew Hornery The battle is on for the title of biggest boy band (hair band?) in the world.

CEO of year award a Christmas cracker for Gina Rinehart

Top award: Gina Reinhardt arrives at the Hilton Hotel with Garry Korte, CFO of Roy Hill, for CEO Magazines' CEO of the year awards.

Andrew Hornery Despite her ongoing war with her family, Gina Rinehart has good cause for Christmas cheer.