Well, when younger I would disdain any form of gossip, but maybe it's a welcome part of life. At least I think so as I (you choose):
- get better socialized
- get more cynical
- grow an appreciation for snarkiness
I exclude malicious gossip from this.
A good example of a gossip roundup is gawker.
I guess they get to grab good commentary from over the Net, and can avoid the malicious stuff.
Is this merely a guilty pleasure, or, well, merely a guilty pleasure?
Maybe it's smartass social commentary?