Baby TomKat and Baby Shields: What are the odds?

9526__bs_lWho’d have predicted same-day births for the daughters of Tom Cruise and his summer 2005 antagonist Brooke Shields (pictured)? That’s the kind of coincidence that makes Vegas oddsmakers guzzle Mylanta like it was Poland Spring water. But the bookmakers we know have responded quickly to Tuesday’s special deliveries and revealed the betting stats for several potential milestones in the lives of little Suri (Cruise and Katie Holmes’ newborn) and little Grier (Shields and Chris Henchy’s baby). It’s never too early to get in on the action.

Odds that Grier will inspire Shields to write a book, like the birth of older sibling Rowan did: 5 to 1
Odds that Suri’s mom had an epidural: 200 to 1
Odds that Grier’s mom will embark on a regimen of psychotherapy and prescriptions to combat postpartum depression: 5 to 2
Odds that Suri’s mom will do the same: 500,000 to 1
Odds that Grier will star in Mom’s next TV movie of the week: 12 to 1
Odds that Suri will appear in Mission: Impossible IV: 10 to 1
Odds that both Grier and Suri will be teased on the playground over their names: 1 to 2
Odds that Grier will be mortified when she comes across old ads of her mom letting nothing come between herself and her Calvins: 3 to 2
Odds that Suri will be mortified when she comes across footage of her dad dancing to Bob Seger in his tighty-whities in Risky Business: 2 to 1
Odds that Grier and Suri will have a playdate or a slumber party five years from now: 2,000 to 1
Odds that Grier and Suri would be born on the same day: 1,000,000,000,000 to 1
Odds of same, adjusted for karma: Even

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  • Michael B.

    That is great. Lol. You just made my day.

  • The Other Kyle

    I believe I brought this to attention in the previous PopWatch news item comments.
    You’re welcome EW.

  • Martin

    Just think of all the money both couples will save on joint b-day parties. Grier + Suri = BFF!

  • anna

    love Suri!

  • Don

    What if in 20 years Brooke Shield’s baby and the Tomkitten had this cool, Matrix-esque flying kung-fu fight for our souls?
    That’d be so cool.

  • Aramis

    Oh….drats! What, no stake through the heart to bring baby Suri into the world?
    I mean, how is a seemingly human baby to survive with two vampires for parents?
    I guess I can’t be so judgemental. I’m sorry. It was wrong of me…after all, Heather did have two mommies. I should be more accepting of the abnormal (the hellspawn of TomKat, that is).

  • Christine

    I hope Tom has to deal with some postpartum depression from Katie–he deserves it after all his nasty comments–he clearly knows nothing about it.

  • Sara

    Yes, Christine! Let’s all wish post-partum depression and other mental illnesses on a 27-year-old actress, just because her choice of mate is one who’s totally insane! Why wish bad things on the person who’s the actual problem (him), when we can wish them on a new mother who just undergone a silent birth with a pacifier and no epidural! BRILLIANT!
    Leave her alone.

  • pn

    Forget Paris and Nicole…….It’s now Suri and Grier, “The Suril life 7″, classic makings for hit reality show (half of profits go to the church of scientology).

  • sally

    But officer, I wasn’t doing anything ironic!
    Son, do you have any idea how ironic you were going back there? First you spout off about post-partum depression, then you and your little lady here pop out a hatchling the same day as Brooke Shields.
    That’s not that ironic!
    Now boy, I wasn’t born yesterday, unlike your extremely ironic young’un. Please step out of the delivery room and place your hands on Ryan Seacrest’s behind. Hey now, no sudden moves. And please put on your pants. We don’t take no truck with tighty-whiteys in this town.

  • Amy

    Yes, Sara!! Let’s be a twit and bash other people for giving their opinions!!
    I hope Katie has postpartum, too, and see how Tom handles that!!

  • Caroline

    Tom is a freak and Katie is in a coma. How nasty do you think the custody battle will be when she wakes up?

  • Coastal

    Interesting how you never see Nicole with those adopted kids anymore…Poor Katie, good thing your father is an attorney!!

  • Christine

    Hey, Sara, I’ve HAD postpartum depression, with two children. I’m just saying that Tom knows nothing about it, since his first two children were adopted, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Katie got it, because stress certainly has something to do with it. Many more women get it than actually admit it. Tom can’t control Katie’s hormones with his mind, so if she does get it, it will be interesting to see if Tom admits he was wrong about it, but I doubt it. (Thanks for your support, Amy.)

  • dma69

    This is TOO funny. What are the odds of two warring actors having babies the exact same day? Genius! Sheer genius!

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