Hollywood star Julia Roberts is appalled by the kind of reports that the American people tend to read and watch on the TV.
The 40-year-old star spent her summer in a 'pop culture fest', reading gossip magazines and watching trash culture TV shows in an effort to understand why Americans are so obsessed with celebrities.
And, she's come to the conclusion that this kind of culture is 'polluting and toxic'.
"I've actually gone on a pop culture fest. The TV shows and gossip magazines - it seems so polluting and toxic now," Contactmusic quoted the star, as saying.
"It's exhausting just looking at a newsstand these days. Your eyes cross. You can't even focus.
"People aren't as interested in making a cool movie or constructing interesting characters. Now it's just about being big and shiny and fabulous," she added.