Ellen went through the obligatory process of slathering her with praise for looking skinny and toned, making sure to exclaim, "You've had kids!", at which point Julia Louis Dreyfus pointed out that she ate nothing but tiny salads for a month in preparation for this photo shoot and that her New Year was miserable (the photo shoot was at the beginning of January).
Now, why do we support this type of thing? Why are we so impressed with people for looking good when they have to endure intense work and deprivation to do it? I get it when we praise people who work tirelessly to aquire some sort of athletic skill or to master some sort of technique, but just to have nice abs on a magazine cover? I don't get it.