Two non-shockers rear their ugly heads in Jeannette Walls Scoop column today. Seems PETA was just waiting for Steve Irwin to get what was coming to him. The spokesman for ethical people everywhere, Dan Matthews, told Walls that “it comes as no shock that Steve Irwin should die provoking a dangerous animal. […] If you compare him with a responsible conservationist like Jacques Cousteau, he looks like a cheap reality TV star.” But, ironically, Irwin’s death occurred on one of the rare occasions he wasn’t provoking.
And Moby is disgusted with Tom and Katie for putting Suri’s photo the cover of Vanity Fair. “In the grand scheme of things, fame pales in comparison to family and child-rearing,” said the musician. “I don’t know Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but I really cannot for a second fathom the mindset of parents who would sell pictures of their children and use their children to get better press coverage. I’m sorry, I try not to be too judgmental, but it’s gross.” Moby not judgmental? And didn’t the Cruises allow the photos only after public outcry for proof of offspring became threatening?