Matt Damon: Larry Hagman Impacted My Life

Larry Hagman, the Dallas icon revealed which younger actor he was hoping to co-star alongside

. "I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy," Hagman told ET. "He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his daddy one day. You listen in' out there  Matt? I'd like to work with you, boy!"

While Hagman's untimely passing on November 23 prevented the two from ever working together, ET caught up with Damon at The Independent Film Project's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City last night and relayed the message.

I grew up watching him," an honored Damon exclusively told ET of the late, great TV star. "Who Shot J.R.? was more than a TV event. It made its way into my consciousness at a very young age. I was probably 10 or 11 when all that was going on. He was certainly   impactful in a way that is probably much harder to be now. there's a lot more channels and a lot more noise. He's a huge part of American culture."


Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with army patrol

The 20-year-old Mexican beauty queen was shot dead in a gun battle between an army patrol and a gang of drug traffickers in northern Mexico. Maria Susana Flores Gamez was with the criminals, according to local prosecutor.

“She was with the gang of criminals, but we cannot say whether she participated in the shootout,” State Prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuera said on Monday. “That’s what we’re going to have to investigate.”according to Russia Today.

The lady was crowned Woman of Sinaloa State in a beauty pageant in February 2012. The region is know for heavy drug trafficking. Criminals involved in the shootout are most likely linked to the notorious Sinaloa cartel, Mexican authorities say.

The shootout began after one of the gang members opened fire on patrolling soldiers. The drug traffickers tried to escape, but were chased by the soldiers for several hours and finally cornered near the town of Mocorito.

The body of the young woman was found at the scene of the shootout after the confrontation between soldiers and the criminal gang was over.

Two members of the gang were killed in the operation while four others were captured. The soldiers also confiscated six vehicles; drugs and guns.



Jackie Chan: Best film of myself

Kung Fu superstar Jackie Chan said that while the upcoming film "Chinese Zodiac 2012" will be his last major action movie, citing his increasing age, he will still be packing punches in the world of philanthropy.

Chan wrote, directed and produced his latest film, set to premiere in cinemas in China next month. He also plays the lead role and said that he regarded it the "best film for myself" in the last ten years.

"I'm the director, I'm the writer, I'm the producer, I'm the action director, almost everything," the 58-year-old actor said while in Beijing to film a documentary.

"This really, really is my baby. You know, I've been writing the script for seven years," and the film took a year and half to make, he added.

In the film, Chan is a treasure hunter seeking to repatriate sculpture heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which were taken from Beijing's Summer Palace by French and British forces during the Opium Wars.

He said it was an important movie for him because it will be his last major action feature, although he insisted it is not the end of his action career.

"I'm not young any more, honestly," he said, noting that with special effects technology and doubles a lot can be done without physical risk.

"Why (do) I have to use my own life to still do these kind of things?" he said. "I will still do as much as I can. But I just don't want to risk my life to sit in a wheelchair, that's all."


Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly donates €1.5mn to children in Gaza

Real Madrid iconic forward Cristiano Ronaldo has donated €1.5 million to Palestinian children in Gaza, the Arabic version of the club’s Classico network reports.

The star forward gave his Golden Boot which he earned in 2011 to the Real Madrid foundation. The Spanish giants in their turn sold it at auction and will now donate the funds to schools in Gaza. Cristiano Ronaldo or the Real Madrid Foundation have not commented on the news so far. 

According to various reports, the Real Madrid Foundation has helped to build 167 schools in 66 countries.

It’s not the first time Ronaldo has given to charity. Last year he sold most of his sports shoes at a Real Madrid Foundation auction which was also dedicated to raising funds for schools in Gaza.

Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth €93.9 million. In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is paid €12 million per year, makes him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world.