I understand following celebrities to the point of being entertained - I get that. Following them to know when their movie comes out, or when they will be in concert, or to find their latest song - I totally understand that type of "following". My questions: Why do we follow, to the point of worship, celebrities? What real effect does knowing what celebrities are doing have on our lives?

Will knowing who J-Lo is married to make my life better? Will knowing about Faith and Tim's latest charity efforts have an effect on me? Why do we get all googly-eyed over seeing Meghan Markle's baby bump? I did some research and thought I'd share some of the possibilities answers.