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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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Tom    


Tom Cruise is gay and cannot father a child. The semen used to inseminate Kat turned out to be from an Afro-American and the baby came out very very dark and the Cruise's cannot show the baby and will have to give it up for adoption.

2939 days ago
92.

Chuck    


YAWN

2939 days ago
93.

Profitmargin    

Why cant you just leave them alone. Its none of your business. Everyone acts like Hollywood stars are so important and there just human beings like everyone else. I couldn't care about the birth certificate or there political views. This country puts too much importance to people in Hollywood and most of them are completely screwed up. Lets worry about whats going on in Iraq, N. Korea Pakistan etc. Do you really think Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt have any importance in the big scheme of things? I dont!!!

2939 days ago
94.

Linda    

what Baby??? I think a fake tummy till the end ...no record because there is no baby, he's as Gay as hell...Poor Katy..she seems to be in a daze, something is really gone from her life and it aint Tommy Boy. Sometimes I wonder if she isn't being held against her will, this is a weird relationship or whatever you want to call it...hope that Nicole is keeping her eyes open and her ears, something is a misted...

2939 days ago
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chicagogrl    

A lot of people seem really offended with all the prying and that we should leave them alone during this time. Ummmmm . . . Tom sure felt entitled to express his opinions about the actions of new mothers and didn't mind his own business. If there's all this speculation and talk . . . it's his own damn fault. I personally think there is a baby, but there is no way in hell that it's his. Either something that happened before they met or through artificial insemination. It's such a sham. Either the baby is totally blonde (ala michael jackson's kids), maybe another race (how hilarious would that be - a screw up at the sperm bank), has some type of deformity like a cleft palate, or was born earlier and they are waiting until it's old enough and the difference won't be obvious. The guy was married twice and had a long term girlfriend but his newest girlfriend, of the most bizarre relationship yet, gets pregnant within weeks. Riiiiight.

2939 days ago
96.

PAUL HALLER    

OK PEOPLE, NOW YOU HAVE SOME NEWS OF NO IMPORTANCE AND YOU CARRY ON LIKE THEIR ARE LIVES AT STAKE.........MORONS, WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD AND PUBLICITY.. BIG DEAL, BANY THIS BABY THAT, DOES IT PUT FOOD ON YOUR TABLE OR GAS IN YOUR CAR??? THEIR LIVES WILL GO ON AS IF YOU ALL DON'T COUNT....AND TO THEM THEY DON'T..START GETTING VERBAL WITH ALL THE CRAP THATS GOING ON IN THE WORLD. PEOPLE ARE DYING FOR NO REASON AND ALLAH IS NO REASON FOR THE INNOCENTS TO DIE!!................................C'MON FOLKS GET A LIFE!! PAUL

2939 days ago
97.

Ms. X    

130. The lisence # of a Registered Nurse has never been part of a birth cert. I ahve worked in Labor/Delivery for 20 plus years and it is the physician who is responsible for signing.
Shame on whoever released the RN's lisence and physician lisence numbers.

Posted at 5:51PM on Jul 11th 2006 by susie

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Released? It's public record, honey.

2939 days ago
98.

My baby's perfect!    

The baby is probably quarantined at home until they get her fully brainwashed~?? Maybe they're still surgically implanting computer chips in her head??!

2939 days ago
99.

JZ    

WHO CARES?????????

2939 days ago
100.

ELAINE    

You must have nothing better to do than to spend all your time making up stupid things about a baby that they want to keep all to their selves for a while...get a life!!!!

2939 days ago
101.

vixis    

What I find interesting is look back at Tom's Cruise's marriages, none of them produced biological offspring: Mimi Rodgers & Nicole Kidman. With Nicole Kidman, they adopted but then all of a sudden this last fling to Katie Holmes and BAM! He knocks her up with no problem....I don't think so.

2939 days ago
102.

katherine Underwood    

Who cares if there is a baby or not baby Suri, I don't see any TMZ's putting their kids in the news so let sleeping dogs lie.

2939 days ago
103.

Heidi    

I pray that the baby was healthy when she was born. But, it is very strange that both parents have not shown Suri. We all know that Tom has shown that he is controlling, but come on Katie (Kate) speak up for yourself.

2939 days ago
104.

cg    

The license number G48079 is the CA license number for Dr Albert John Phillips, M.D. - Physician, Surgeon - with an address of 1301 20th St Suite #270 Santa Monica - the address for St. John's. Anyway it is the Dr's license number.

2939 days ago
105.

Marni    

Could it be that Tom is not the father because of invitro fertilization with another's sperm and baby Suri doesn't resemble either Tom or Katie? Perhaps that's why we haven't seen her yet. Will be interesting to see how soon Nicole gets pregnant with a new mate. I think Tom can't father any children.

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