National Post | 12May2011 | Orest Slepokura

Whatever happened to privacy?

Re: Schwarzenegger, Shriver To Separate; Shania Twain Bounces Back From The Brink And Into The Spotlight With A Candid New Book And TV Show; An 'Inquest Of The Inquest' -Unlawful Killing Stokes Princess Di Conspiracy, all May 11, 2011.

With her marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger broken, Maria Shriver uploads a message on YouTube soliciting advice on how best to "transition" out of a doomed relationship. Country singer Shania Twain has taken her own broken marriage and is using it to generate media buzz. And a documentary on the death of Princess Diana at the Cannes Film Festival includes photos taken of her at her most vulnerable, badly injured and dying.

The very notion of privacy, it would seem, is quickly becoming as quaintly outdated as the old, dimly lit confessional booth.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.