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Brooke Shields, as well as Katie Holmes, were in the hospital to give birth on April 18, 2006.
This sentence is incorrect because it contains an error in subject/verb agreement. A modifying phrase ("as well as Katie Holmes") that comes between the subject ("Brooke Shields") and the verb ("were") must be ignored when determining subject/verb agreement. In this sentence, the subject is singular and the verb is plural. Correct the sentence by changing the number of the verb.
Brooke Shields, as well as Katie Holmes, was in the hospital to give birth on April 18, 2006.