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EXCLUSIVE: Cruise/Shields' Births -- New Twist

7/11/2006 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: St. John's Hospital still has not called back, but we may have figured out what is going on here. It seems as if the nurses entered the license number of the doctors who delivered the children. Doctors are registered with the Medical Board, not the Nursing Board. Reps from two other hospitals -- UCLA and St. Joseph's -- told TMZ the box for "License Number" should have the nurse's license, not the doctor's.

A rep from L.A. County Vital Records, the agency where birth certificates are filed, confirmed to TMZ that the "License Number" should be the nurse's, not the doctor's.

The same nurse who signed the birth certificate for Tom Cruise's daughter Suri also signed the birth certificate for Brooke Shields' daughter Grier, but there's an interesting discrepancy.

Suri and Grier's birthcertificates side by side

Both babies were born on April 18 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. Anne Heffernan is the registered nurse who signed both birth certificates. As TMZ reported Monday, Heffernan, who never saw Suri, signed her birth certificate. A hospital rep says Heffernan is authorized to sign when a doctor is not available.

On the Suri Cruise certificate, Heffernan's license number is G48079. On the Grier Henchy certificate, Heffernan's license number is different -- G068399. TMZ checked with the California Board of Registered Nursing and we were told Heffernan's license number didn't match either of the birth certificates. A Board rep told TMZ Hefferman's license number is 317058.

And it gets more interesting. The Board of Registered Nursing told TMZ the license number on Grier's certificate comes back to a Dorothy Rork. The license number on Suri's birth certificate is a mystery. There is no name attached to that license number.

By the way, unlike Suri's birth certificate, Brooke Shields signed the one for her daughter. Someone listed as "Friend" signed the certificate for Suri.

Also, the hospital's policy is to file birth certificates with L.A. County within 10 days of birth. In the case of Suri, it took 20 days to file, in part because the "friend" didn't sign for 16 days. In Grier's case, Brooke herself signed two days after her birth and the certificate was filed nine days after the baby was born.

TMZ placed multiple calls to St. John's. So far, no comment.

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Lillie Williams    

Whatever the story with baby Suri, it is the parents business not mine or yours. I feel for these people that always have a reporter probing in to see what umor they can start or find some scandal to juice it up. Try someone else for awhile. Like your own birthright.

2996 days ago
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Jody    

for those of you who are saying negative things I have this to say. You sat her and red the article. So complain all you want cause you know you really really want to know.

2996 days ago
18.

Debbi    

Honestly, I think this whole relationship/baby story is all phoney. Get with the program. Dont you think all of this happened a little too fast? I do!!!

2996 days ago
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Roberta Parnell    

SO,, that means, the nurse is an idiot ? Or,, a deliberate error?? There was no nurse? The certificate is phony? The nurse is a phony?, or, she just wrote down the phony number? Fake hospital?? Fake pregnancy? Fake Katie???? Good Grief!!!!!! If you wanna stir up gossip, at least SAY something!!!!!!!

2996 days ago
20.

Shane    

Who cares....a million babies are born each day and what makes Tom Cruises baby so special that we have to put it here that there is a mess up on the certificate(Because he is Tom Cruise and his child is apparantly more special than yours). Wow I wont sleep tonight now knowing there is a mystery behind a baby born of 2 people I have never met or known.

2996 days ago
21.

Roberta Parnell    

Whatever

2996 days ago
22.

Tazer    

I am a doctor and the numbers that start with G- are nothing but the patients records numbers.
They should be different since they are two different patients. As for not signing the Birth Certificate imeidantly since she went home right away their was probably no reason to come back and sign it so a Personal Assistant probably did the deed... Leave them alone... I am sure
this is a special moment that they just do not want to share with all the Crazy's.

2996 days ago
23.

cooper gallegos    

Because Tom Cruise seems to have a pathological need for attention, I'm sure he and Katie haven't "suddenly" decided to "lay low". I think the baby has some unfortunate birthmark or cleft palate or something and they are just too into beauty and image to deal with it. I think the baby is going to be "fixed" then presented to the world.

2996 days ago
24.

Eileen    

Isn't very odd that all the time Tom was married to Nicole, she could not conceive but now the rumor is, she is pregnant. Do you people really think Tom can impregnant someone? I'll bet not, because I think all the rumors of him being gay are true and he just won't come out of the closet.

2996 days ago
25.

Kathy King    

Might the baby be seriously ill, deformed, or perhaps deceased?
I would think that since he is so crazy about his"girls" that Tom would want her picture to be shown. Hope my thoughts are proven wrong.

2996 days ago
26.

Ms. X    

This nurse has used the doctors license numbers on the certificates. Why she chose to do that, I have no idea.

On Suri's, the doctors name is "A. Phillips". You can find his license info here:
http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=48079&P_LTE_ID=790

Physician Information

Licensee Name: ALBERT JOHN PHILLIPS, MD
License Type: PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
License Number: G48079
License Status: LICENSE RENEWED & CURRENT
Public Record Actions: NONE AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE (To find out what information is and is not available on the Web site, please click here.)
Original Issue Date: JULY 06, 1982
Expiration Date: JANUARY 31, 2008
Address: 1301 20TH ST SUITE #270
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
County: LOS ANGELES

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On Grier's, the doc's name is "S. Ross".
You can find out thier info here:
http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=68399&P_LTE_ID=790

Physician Information

Licensee Name: SHERYL ROSS-BECKER, MD
License Type: PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
License Number: G68399
License Status: LICENSE RENEWED & CURRENT
Public Record Actions: NONE AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE (To find out what information is and is not available on the Web site, please click here.)
Original Issue Date: APRIL 16, 1990
Expiration Date: JANUARY 31, 2006
Address: 2001 SANTA MONICA BL 970W
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
County: LOS ANGELES



2996 days ago
27.

CarolAnn Beem    

If the numbers are different on each birth certificate of the Cruise/Shields babies and are supposed to be the license number of the nurse who signed them, does it make these documents null and void? Shouldn't someone of authority at that hospital be looking into all of this? Why can't TMZ talk to personnel in the hospital. After all, if there is a baby, someone was there personnel wise, in the delivery room. This is really bizarre!

2996 days ago
28.

Bea    

So let me make sure I understand this, TMZ is trying to say that Suri Cruise just does not exsist. I mean, we all know he was shooting blanks anyway, so this is just a scam Cruise dreamed up in the Scientology lab... perhaps this is movie research... yea thats it...

2996 days ago
29.

Jay    

Angelina Jolie adopted her first two kids. Do you think Shiloh is fake?

2996 days ago
30.

Laura Limon    

I don't care about Suri Cruise. Does she exist? I don't know. I don't care. You shouldn't either. Worry about your own kids, nieces and nephews.

2996 days ago
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