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7/19/06

Exclusive Cruise Kid Looks Like Mom and Dad

The mystery that is Suri Cruise has been revealed ... if only to "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini

A friend of Tom Cruise and a fellow scientologist, Remini tells Us Weekly that she saw the three month old girl several weeks ago.

"She's a newborn and normal size," Remini says in an interview that will be featured in the new issue of the magazine that hits newsstands Friday.

"Tom and Kate ... want to have a life and raise their baby," Remini says. "They're normal parents,"

Suri is "a cross between the two, [with] dark, straight hair and dark eyes," another pal of the 44-year-old actor tells the magazine.

No Sign Yet of Suri Photo

While the public is still likely to clamor until a photo - such as the one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter, Shiloh - is published, it's still unclear if that will happen in the near future.

In the weeks after Suri's birth on April 18, Us Weekly and other magazines reported that representatives for Cruise and Holmes had contacted them about bidding for photo rights, but these negotiations quickly ended, raising a shroud of mystery.

What's more, Suri has yet to be seen in public, and until Remini stepped forward, none of the parents' friends had said that they'd seen the child.

Given the fact that Cruise and Holmes are such high profile stars, the absence of Suri was unusual. The daughter of Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy - Grier Hammond Henchy - was born the same day as Suri. In recent weeks, she has been spotted in Los Angeles several times and pictured in various publications.

As the clamor for Suri has grown, Us Weekly began running a clock to tick off the days since the child's birth. The Break.com Web site is offering a $100,000 reward for the first video of the baby with her mom and dad.

Earlier this month, Arnold Robinson, a spokesman for Cruise, made a plea for privacy.

"If and when they do make a decision, it will be at their discretion and not anybody else's," he told the Associated Press.

A day after Suri's birth, Remini gushed over Cruise's skills as a parent, telling New York Newsday that he is "a great dad already."

The 44-year-old "Mission: Impossible" star has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman: Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, both of whom were adopted as infants. The kids are "so cool," Remini told Newsday. "You can sit and talk to them about life."

Cruise and Kidman didn't release a family photo until the younger child was three years old.

Source: AP

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