Scarlett Johansson rejects Marine Corps Ball invite, sends booze

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Unlike Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, sexpot actress Scarlett Johansson declined an invitation to the Marine Corps Ball.

Johansson, who was asked to the major event by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, wrote in a statement to Zap2it that she was moved by the military man’s gesture but unable to accept due to some other plans she’d made. (Linda Hamilton happy to take Betty White’s place at Marine Corps Ball)

“I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams,” the actress wrote. “Not only does Sgt. Williams deserve recognition for his bravery, selflessness and dedication to the United States and its people, but he also displays a cheeky talent for film making. Sgt. Williams, unfortunately due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year.”

The 26-year-old “He’s Just Not That into You” star did, however, offer some drinks.

“I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude,” Johansson continued. “In my absence, I raise a glass to you and all the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps, past and present, in thanks for your continued commitment to preserving the safety of our nation.”

Johansson joins “Friends with Benefits” cast members Kunis and Timberlake and comedienne Betty White in being invited to one of the Marine Corps Balls. Like Johansson, the 89-year-old “Golden Girls” small-screen legend said no to the invite. Last week, “Terminator” star Linda Hamilton begged Sgt. Ray Lewis to take her to the ball in White’s place.

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