What Type of a Person Is

Someone you know (I do not call everyone a friend) asks you what you are up to.

You tell them that you are working on a project for the TV Channel X (a big channel - the name doesn't matter). Cutting your sentence; they go. "Oh. Channel X called me too. They saw my picture."

Seriously? What is the purpose. This person is not a writer or is not in the TV/film business. The same person was a subject for a photo, and someone from the local branch of Channel X called this person. They don't know why. Maybe for an interview. But what does it have to do with my project?
Deedeethey called me too