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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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46.

yolanda    

Its just so much more important things in life.stop stop wasting your time.
read a book or something.It is their business.things all will come out it do time.

2840 days ago
47.

nanci    

this is so ridiculous, there are more important things in the world to get to the bottom of like how do we feed and help the people who are starving in Darfour, how do we get ourselves out of Iraq before another young person is killed, how do we get the mess from Katrina cleaned up and get the country and it's economy back on its feet......please TMZ STOPPPPPPPPPPP

2840 days ago
48.

young.cathy    

okay people,listen up,i used to work in ob and have seen many of births.Katie looked prego and she probably was.But lets face it not every baby that is born is beautiful at birth,Now i've seen some real pittiful babies,One even looked like a rat.So saying that, In my opinion i think mss Katie and her baby ,are being lead to do as mr Cruise wants.I really don;t think it;s going to be a really wonderful life as she thought,or it could be now that she has had HIS baby he rules.We don;t know the circumstances,but one would wonder if her parents are allowed to see her and the babyor to even be with her,hopefully so, But i have this strange feeling that he is overruling her life with the scientology thing,and now she is having to obey. I bet mrs x-cruise could enlighten us all ,life with him might have been good at first ,but something went wrong.And he was supposed to be ALL THAT, Ladies even the best looking men, have their quirks and are not always a womans dream.And the sun dosen;t shine on the same dogs butt every day. So we have to just wait and hope they are being good parents, Remember this is his first baby as well as hers ,his other two had already been born and we're not babies,

2840 days ago
49.

Steenie    

This is only further evidence that Tom is involved in high witchcraft- they call it Scientology, but it's the same thing- 33rd degree Mason, 33rd degree Scientologist and you have "healing" powers, as claimed by Cruise himself on the Diane Sawyer interview, most of which he lied through- he had such a lying spirit on him-no one is going to believe his story anyway, no matter what happened to his baby. I am grieved for the child, probably dedicated to the devil by now. There is only One healer and One way of Truth- Hollywood will one day realize it, hopefully not too late. Wake up, people!!! Many a famous people have sold their souls to get where they are- watch the fruit of their lives, don't just listen to what they say. The enemy of your soul is good at taking advantage of a broken childhood and traumatic life events to entice you into a religion or world system for that matter, that promises to give you power. Just like he did with Tom.

2840 days ago
50.

Roberta Parnell    

If you are gonna stir things up,,,SAY SOMETHING!!!!! Who is at fault, the nurse,hospital, the friend, the baby,, WHAT!!! Quit beating around the bush.

2840 days ago
51.

margaret    

I think Katie is suffering from post partum and Tom can't deal with it. I think he may be needing to eat crow after what he said about Brooke and is embarressed. kattie can't hold up in public very long so they are not going out.

2840 days ago
52.

Sandee    

If Tom Cruise was a regular joe on the street no one would be reading any of this crap. He would be left alone to live a happy normal life like everyone else. Guys he puts his pants on like all of us do...one leg at a time. Leave them alone.

2840 days ago
53.

Jonathan    

Suri, the cloned child of L. Ron Hubbard will soon take her rightful place as Queen of Sceincetology and rule over all of the non-believers! Forshame for all of you heathens that do not believe that Suri our Queen is real and ready for Power!! She shall smite all of you down and make a castle from your bones on the remaining property of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch!!!

2840 days ago
54.

LaSexy    

it was weird for the beginning and gerttin weirder by the in. and they see really down in their recent pictures they look down and depressed could something truly be wrong I HOPE TMZ KEEPS THIS GOING IM HOOKED

2840 days ago
55.

Jay    

Keep it up Tom.

Keep those LAZY parents and teachers in line that drug kids!!

2840 days ago
56.

kat    

LOL, TMZ you crack me up!!!!!!!!!!! wow, good investigators you are!!! LOL LOL

2840 days ago
57.

Mary    

Do we really, really care? Quite frankly, I am sick of both of them. People keep talking and putting them in the spotlight giving them lots of publicity...yuk!

2840 days ago
58.

Kween    

WHO CARES?????
the "birth certificates" are clearly fake....again his name is not "Tom Cruise" he has a last name but besides that, why do any of you think that you're entitled to see this baby...it's still none of our business

2840 days ago
59.

sheryl    

Really, now who cares. Leave these people alone, will ya?

2840 days ago
60.

kelly    

It is hard enough to raise a family out of the spot light. I can not imagine living in the spotlight and having every move I make recorded. But come on people get real there is no baby. All of you parents know how exciting parenthood is and how we all show off our babies. Even the famous people at some point show off their babies. I mean we have to go out in public at some point. No one has seen any pictures of Suri. I just don't believe they were pregnant. Sorry guys.

2840 days ago
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