Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Love Hewitt by Steve Granitz/ Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Love Hewitt by Steve Granitz/

Supermodel Cindy Crawford is super-supportive of Jennifer Love Hewitt, who last week railed against the paparazzi's invasion of privacy - as well as the nastiness of anonymous bloggers - when photos of the Ghost Whisperer in a bikini splashed across the 'Net. "It was so mean, and there's no reason for it," Crawford told TV Guide Saturday at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas Celebration benefiting Malibu Presbyterian Church, Crawford's home church, which burned to the ground during the Malibu fires. "She wasn't on the beach saying, 'Hey, I think I look fantastic from any angle at any time so take my picture.' She was just on the beach being herself."

Referring to pics snapped of her own recent beach getaway, Crawford says, "I am 41 and I've had two kids, so people, I know I look different than I did when I was 20. I'm telling you I know I do, so you don't have to point it out to me. Every woman, we know our own faults better than the paparazzi know them. It's just mean-spirited to take a terrible picture. I mean, why [do it]?"

The sad answer: because the darker corners of the newsstand offers a forum for such "exposés." "As long as we're buying those magazines," Crawford notes, "we're creating a market for that." - With reporting by Bekah Wright

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