Only twenty years ago Mel Gibson's purported phone calls would have stirred no attention beyond the pages of tabloid magazines, squeezed in somewhere between a story about an Elvis sighting and one about UFO abductions.
Only twenty years ago the revelation that a celebrity such as Lindsey Lohan was in a relationship with another woman would have been a major scandal leading to boycotts of her films and the end of her career in entertainment.
Not anymore. Today it's just another "dish" of celebrity gossip.
How times have changed.....in so short a time.