July 30th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
Scarlett Johansson is the latest star to get an invite to the Marine Corps Ball, according to People.com. Unfortunately for Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, ScarJo already has plans for November 10.
"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,” the actress, 26, writes in a statement to Zap2it. And graciously, Johansson is sending the soldier a case of Moët and Chandon to ease the sting of rejection.
Mila Kunis was the first celeb to be asked to the Ball, sparking a Hollywood trend.
Like Scarlett, Betty White had to decline her invite due to a prior commitment (she’s filming her show, “Hot in Cleveland”).
But there’s a twist! Though she wasn’t officially asked, “Terminator” star Linda Hamilton has offered to attend in Betty’s place.
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