Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise Give Birth To Suri

In a stunning slap to face of Brooke Shields, Tom Cruise has stolen the spotlight once again. He apparently was not willing to let Brooke bask in the afterglow of birth, and told Katie to get the ball rolling.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise gave birth to little baby Suri. The child weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. No word if the child as an alien qualities, since no photo was available.

Ms. Holmes was overheard saying that, finally she’ll be able to put that basketball to some proper use, and hit the courts.

The couple “joyously welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Suri, today,” the actor’s rep said in a statement after PEOPLE first broke the news exclusively.The name Suri has its origins in Hebrew meaning “princess,” or in Persian meaning “red rose,” the rep added.

In late October, barely six months into their romance, an ecstatic Cruise and Holmes revealed that they were expectant parents.

Friends of the Toledo, Ohio-bred Holmes called her perfectly suited to her upcoming role. “She almost seems born for motherhood,” said Oliver Hudson, actress Kate Hudson’s brother and an old pal who costarred with Holmes in Dawson’s Creek. “She’s a nurturer. She’s got mother qualities a lot of girls her age don’t have.”

Cruise, meanwhile, is “a great dad already,” according to his pal, actress Leah Remini. He has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman: Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, whom Cruise and Kidman adopted as infants. Remini told PEOPLE that both kids are “so cool…You can sit and talk to them about life.”

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise Have a Girl! [People]