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  • Maddex spits out half of a toy car while he plays the lead role on the film set of Madzilla. The Make-a-Wish Foundation arranged for Maddex, who has leukaemia, to be the star in his own movie as the character 'Madzilla'.
  • â¿¿My family has been a very strong support system. They have been behind me since day one and are always there to cheer me on," says Nooraishah Arshad.
  • Dearly remembered: Family members saying goodbye to their beloved pet at a special facility in Japan. - Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Our columnist and her parents on holiday in South Korea last year. Her dad is an astute reader of people, especially the longings of his daughter's heart.

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Michelle Obama

US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia (centre) and Sasha (right) during a visit to the Great Wall of China during a seven-day, three-city tour to focus on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

Mark Wahlberg

US actor Mark Wahlberg (right) arrives with his wife Rhea Durham and their children for the premiere of 'The Lego Movie' held in Westwood, California, USA. - EPA/NINA PROMMER

Emma Thompson with (from left) her husband Greg Wise, their son Tindyebwa Agaba and daughter Gaia Wise at the Bafta Awards in London on Feb 16, 2014. – AFP

The Beckhams

The First Family of Fashion at the New York Fashion Week... English footballer David Beckham takes a selfie with his kids (from left) Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper at the front row of the Victoria Beckham Fall 2014 show. - Reuters

Neil Patrick Harris

Actor Neil Patrick Harris, Harper Burtka-Harris, Gideon Burtka-Harris and David Burtka attend the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen" - AFP

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage and daughter Zelig Dinklage taking a stroll in New York City. - Curtis Means/ACE/

Kyra Sedgwick

Actress Kyra Sedgwick (right) and her daughter Sosie Bacon at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Sarah Michelle Geller

Sarah Michelle Gellar takes daughter Charlotte Grace Prinze to ballet with a fellow ballerina pal, Los Angeles, CA. - Tomas Maidana/


Pink spending some quality mother-daughter time with her adorable daughter, Willow, in Los Angeles, California. - Lazic/Borisio/

January Jones

January Jones and her son Xander running errands in Los Angeles, California. -

Molly Sims

Molly Sims and son Brooks Alan Stuber catching a flight out of LAX in Los Angeles, California. -

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom and son Flynn Bloom spotted carrying toy swords in New York City. - Curtis Means/ACE/

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay with her husband Peter Hermann and their children (from left) Andrew, Amaya and August at the ceremony where the actress was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov 8, 2013, in California. – AFP

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick taking his twins daughters, Tabitha and Marion, to school in New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr and Flynn Bloom leave their Upper East Side apartment in New York City.- Nancy Rivera/ACE/

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler walking her son Milo Langdon to school in New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Prince George

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London for the christening of the three month-old prince.

Ali Larter

Ali Larter and her family pick up groceries after attending a birthday party in Los Angeles, California. Pictured here: Ali Larter, Hayes MacArthur, Theodore MacArthur. - Chiva/

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel and Bryn Hoppy were seen celebrating Halloween early. - Curtis Means/ACE/

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

Katie Homes and her daughter Suri Cruise got doughnuts and cupcakes from Doughnut Plant in New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ava Jackman on the school run in New York City. - Curtis Means/ACE/

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom and son Flynn out in Tribeca New York City on Sept 16, 2013. – Curtis Means/ACE/

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker takes twin daughter Marion Broderick to school in New York City on Sept 17, 2013. – Curtis Means/ACE/

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams out with her mum Carla Williams and seven-year-old daughter Matilda Ledger in New York City on Sept 10, 2013. – Mauceri/MacFarlane/

David Beckham

Soccer star David Beckham with daughter Harper at the unveiling of Victoria Beckham’s new collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 show in New York on Sept 8, 2013. – AFP

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock enjoying Venice, Italy, with son Louis

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba enjoy a day on the beach with daughters Haven and Honor (right) in Malibu, California. –

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner with her daughter, Violet Affleck at a park in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, California. -

Selma Blair

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Celebrate Son Kingston's (in Superman suit) Birthday With A Family Trip To Chinatown.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff takes her son Luca for a play date. - MEKA/

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker and Tabitha Broderick, seen making their way to school in New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd with his daughter Darby Rudd in New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba visits a friend's house in Los Angeles, California with daughter Honor Marie Warren. -

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon arrives at LAX with her kids Ava Phillippe and Deacon Phillippe (hidden) in Los Angeles, California. - Auckland/

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Martin Kristen take Heidi's children out for some shopping in New York City. They were seen visiting a dog kennel, a shoe store, and after they went for lunch. Pictured here with daughter Lou Samuel. - Elder Ordonez/

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell and her daughter Bluebell arriving at Sydney airport to catch a departing flight out of Sydney, Australia. -

John Travolta

John Travolta and his daughter Ella Bleu Travolta are seen leaving the after Party for The BFI Krasner Fund For The BFI Programme held at the Corinthia Hotel in London, England. -

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani takes her boys, Kingston and Zuma (not in photo), to a beach birthday party in Marina del Rey in Los Angeles, California. -

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn Beckham arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square Gardens in London, England. - Zak Hussein/

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay and son Andrew Hermann attending the 2013 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and Britax/Bob at Victorian Gardens in Central park in New York City. - RogerWong/

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff brings son Luca along while shopping at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, California. -

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts takes her son, Alexander Schreiber, a.k.a. Sasha, to school on the back of her bicycle in the Soho section of New York City. - Elder Ordonez/

Jennifer Lopez

American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez holds son Max Anthony during her star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on June 20, 2013. Lopez was awarded the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. - EPA/Paul Buck

US actor Michael Pena and his son Roman at the premiere of 'Despicable Me 2' in Hollywood, California. The movie opens in Malaysia tomorrow. - EPA/PAUL BUCK

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