Scarlett Johansson Declines Marine Corps Ball Invite, Sends Regrets

Celebrity News Jul. 28, 2011 AT 2:32PM
Scarlett Johansson Declines Marine Corps Ball Invite, Sends Regrets Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Keeping it classy!

Scarlett Johansson isn't able to be Sgt. Dustin L. Williams' date to the Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 10, but the actress sent over her best wishes and a case of champagne!

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"I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams," Johansson 26, told Zap2it. "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 filmmaking."

"Unfortunately, due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year," she said. "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!"

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Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake both accepted YouTube invitations to upcoming military fetes in November. "I am attending," Kunis, 27, said of her Nov. 18 engagement with Sgt. Scott Moore. "Never did I say that I was not going!" Timberlake, 30, also said yes to accompanying Corporal Kelsey De Santis to the Corps Ball on Nov. 12. "I don't get asked out ever," he said. "So I was flattered by that."

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Although Betty White regretfully told Sgt. Ray Lewis she was unable to attend the Military Corps Ball with him, Terminator actress Linda Hamilton told Lewis that she'd happily go in place of the 89-year-old Hot in Cleveland star.

"Look, I know that I am no Betty White," Hamilton, 54, said in a YouTube video. "But I would be really, really thrilled -- if you can't find anybody else, and I know that's unlikely -- to go to the ball with you. I could go!"

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