1. subject to parching or burning heat, esp. of the sun, as a geographical area: the torrid sands of the Sahara.
2. oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.
3. ardent; passionate: a torrid love story.
While the torrid story of the actress's love affair was interesting to some, most of the population did not want to see it on the front page of the newspaper every single day.