Scarlett Johansson Says No to Marine Ball, But Sends Bubbly

Scarlett Johansson Says No to Marine Ball
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Continuing the trend of celebrities being asked to this year's Marine Corps Ball, Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson was the latest A-lister to get an invite to the prestigious military event. However, thanks to her busy schedule, she won't be able to accompany one gutsy Marine -- but he's not empty handed after his invitation.

After being invited by "cheeky" Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, Scarlett gave an exclusive statement to Zap2it, politely declining thanks "to prior commitments." But ScarJo did have some kind words (and a gift) for Sgt. Williams:

I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams. 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 but I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude. 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.
Watch Williams' creative invitation below:

Scarlett is just the latest of a string of celebrities to get an invitation to this year's balls. The trend kicked off when one Marine invited Mila Kunis, which then led to a female Marine inviting Mila's Friends With Benefits costar Justin Timberlake. Miley Cyrus got an offer shortly after.

Both Timberlake and Kunis reportedly accepted the offer and will attend.



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  • brendacool

    HELLO. i am miss Brenda, i contacted you for us to be friends please mail me on ( i will tell you more about my self then, thanks, Brenda.

  • Nname

    She sent a case of the champagne that she's a spokesperson for WHICH SHE GETS FOR FREE! Classy.

  • William Houston Cobb
    William Houston Cobb

    Finally.... Good for you Scarlett... I myself am currently serving and have been for just over a decade now. I have deployed 5 total times and am honored to defend this nation, it's people, and those who entertain us. I love the military and respect all branches but it has become ridiculous and I find it appalling at how many Marines have been preying on the celebrities by the whole "hero" and "sacrifice" angle. Yes, people have called me a hero and I get thanked almost every day for my service but I expect none of it because I do what I do because I love it and I make the sacrifice because it is very gratifying knowing that I may have or will make a difference in someone's life. So please, I thank all of you for serving with me but please, stop preying on these celebrities for 4 or 5 hours of their time just to get your jollies... There are many people out there who would do nearly anything to go on a date with the likes of Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Gerrard Butler, and the likes but no one would get upset if a celebrity told those folks no because those people are "ordinary" people and not "heroes making sacrifices." Heck, I'd love to play a round of golf with Phil Mickelson but you don't see me posting a cheeky video on Youtube of my impersonation of Phil's backflip flop shot that I attempted to pull off in Iraq... Then, immediately following the video asking Phil to join a soldier for a round of golf. The whole Youtube videos of Marines asking celebrities to the ball has gotten old. So, again Scarlett, good for you.

  • sona

    bullshit! haha joking :D