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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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61.

Kate    

BTW, people, the Birth Certificate lists the mother as "Kate Noelle Holmes". Her given name is actually "Katie". So, what, did Tom make her legally change her name because he likes to call her "Kate"...? It's one thing to nickname someone, but it's another thing to use it on a legal document.

This whole thing is SO fishy...

3028 days ago
62.

estelle    

I THINK WHAT EVER IS GOING ON IS THERE BUSIENESS. DO THINK IF THEY WERE FAMOUS WOULD WE BE WORRING ABOUT THIS. THERE WERE PORABLY OTHER KIDS BORN THAT DAY ARE WE HEARING ABOUT THEM. LET THEM BE IF THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE BABY THEY WANT TO KEEP IT PRIVATE. LET THEM GO ON WITH THERE LIFE. TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I AM REALLY SICK OF HEARING ABOUT TOM AND KATIE.

3028 days ago
63.

Kay Ralph    

I do NOT believe Katie Holmes had a baby that day!!

3028 days ago
64.

Susi Miller    

Does anyone think that possibly Katie was never pregnant, but pretended to be pregnant and obtained a "phony" birth certificate to cover up an adoption that took place somewhere else?
Susie

3028 days ago
65.

Xan    

I think it's ironic that a man who values his privacy is being so guarded about showing the world his daughter. He has got to realize that it is only going to make the public and paparazzi seek him out more. Go figure...

3028 days ago
66.

coco    

Just found this in the 'comment' section of US WEEKLY. Think it's the real deal?

"Ok, I’ve been reading this website’s comments for awhile now and have decided I need to say something. I did give birth to a beautiful baby girl who Tom and I love more than anything in the world. We have been profiled in the media since our relationship began, and we, as parents, feel we need to protect our baby from media attention. She is perfectly fine and beautiful and in a few months, we might show pictures of her to a source yet to be disclosed. Please have understanding for us during this time with our new, beautiful daughter. Thanks for your concern. -Kate"

3028 days ago
67.

sarah    

OK...WE ALL KNOW THAT TOM CRUISE IS GAY!!! SO, WHY THE MARRIAGE AND BABY??? BECAUSE HE DOESNT WANT HOLLYWOOD AND HIS FANS TO DUMP HIM!!!!!!!!!!

3028 days ago
68.

GetReal    

Who cares?? Unless you have a vested interest in their lives, what does it matter to you? There are a lot more social problems going on in this country today than the Hollywood populist royalty could even conceive. To all the conspiracy-theorists, quit wasting your time and energy on this crap. Find something useful to theorize about. Spend time with your kids or pets. Call your mom. Do anything but keep yapping about these dorks! Get Real!

3028 days ago
69.

Sara    

I bet she was born an alien baby with a big green head and bulbous eyes! And then her true alien family came and took her back to planet Coo Coo.

OooOoooO

3028 days ago
70.

Jim    

...and they call Michael Jackson "Wacko Jacko." Seems to me that the closer you look at Tom Cruise, the more bizarre things get! As for myself, I have little or no interest in him or his movies and will continue to include him on my list of Hollywood "no talents" who made it big.

3028 days ago
71.

d erickson    

WHO REALLY CARES???? TOM CRUISE HAS GONE OFF THE EDGE, AND REALLY, THERE ARE SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN TOM CRUISE AND KATIE, WHATEVER HER NAME IS. IT IS PATHETIC!

3028 days ago
72.

Allison    

This is a very poorly written article.

3028 days ago
73.

Meena    

Does anyone really care about someone else's baby that much? Are you feeding it? Are you taking care of it? Move on with life.

3028 days ago
74.

just me    

I feel it is totally arrogant for cruise not to share at least ONE photo of the baby, ESPECIALLY with their close friends. Something definitely is amiss here.
And why are they out and about all the time WITHOUT their baby? Are they THAT ashamed of the baby? Most NORMAL people enjoy and love showing off their beautiful baby. These two just arent normal.

3028 days ago
75.

Nicole    

The birth certificates have different numbers in the space clearly marked "license number." The space was not designated "file number" or "record number" discounting that the number is one of those. What I would assume to be the file/record number is at the top of the certificate anyway.

Then too the 2 conflicting numbers (Cruise) G48079 and (Shields) G068399 don't even have coordinating or the same number of digits to even hint at being a file/record number for 2 babies born minutes apart. If this certificate is filed in COURT as being true and correct (which it doesn't seem to be) then it's fraud and regardless of who and why the fraud is being committed, it's illegal and the common person, would be prosecuted.

While we're at it, just what other celebrity has gone to this extreme to cover up the specifics of a birth? There's nothing on the instrument other than the names of the parents, doctor (?), nurse, etc. It's not like a picture or medical records are part of it.

My guess is that possibly the child was born with a defect (cleft palate/lip) and to someone of Cruise's ego he can't stand the thought of producing a child that might have what HE considers a defect. No one's fault but thing's happen. As for this half ass religion that prevents children from being seen after their birth it's ridiculous to keep a child holed up, never to see the light of day, or whatever.

Parents are supposed to be proud of their children and surely Katie must feel that way so it's unfair to her. Katie - wake up and leave that idiot before there is no escape.

3028 days ago
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