The photos, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, appear in a 22-page special in Vanity Fair's October edition.
One shot, on the magazine cover, shows the parents with Suri peeking from inside Cruise's leather jacket.
Prime Minister John Howard, who had come to know Irwin personally, described the television presenter and conservationist killed by a stingray on Monday as "a great Australian icon."
"Steve Irwin's death yesterday in bizarre, tragic and in some respects quintessentially Australian circumstances has not only shocked and horrified the people of Australia, but it has brought forth an outpouring of grief and … emotional expressions of regard for this remarkable man around the world," Howard told the Parliament.
"There was nothing contrived; he was a genuine, one-off, remarkable Australian individual and I am distressed at his death," Howard added.Full story
Despite Shakira's ever-gyrating hips, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" and the obscured image of a naked midget, Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards had about as much spontaneity as an episode of "Cribs."
"You didn't bring the thunder. You didn't bring anything," host Jack Black, looking at himself in his dressing room mirror, said during one skit, unintentionally summing up the evening.Full story
.. after the local post office took down the American flag at closing time, pro-immigration demonstrators promptly ran the Mexican flag up the flagpole. Eventually, police officers surrounded the flagpole and tried to get the Mexican flag down, but the cords got twisted and they could only lower it to half-staff.
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