Pop Culture and Gossip?

This is the basis of which my stepmom’s life is based on, and is a subject I really don’t get. What drives people to care so much about people they will never meet, or talk to for that matter. I can’t stand listening to these shows, which are so dramatic, and overproduced, and I know I can change the channel, but I am bedazzled. It truely is one of the most pointless things I’ve ever seen.