Newly single again Scarlett Johansson recently received an invite to a Marine Corps ball. Too bad it wasn’t in Haiti. The Los Angeles Times reports:
Scarlett Johansson is the latest Hollywood type to be invited to the Marine Corps Ball, this time to the Nov. 10 event in Albany, Ga. Perhaps rebounding from that whirlwind Sean Penn thing, or maybe even the Ryan Reynolds thing, Johansson declined. She cited a “prior commitment,” but the Ministry suspects something else was to blame: a high-concept video. Original inviter Sgt. Scott Moore, who asked Mila Kunis to his Nov. 18 event on a bet, stood in front of a camera in Afghanistan and simply asked. Cpl. Kelsey de Santis, who’s ball-bound with Justin Timberlake on Nov. 12, had a few burly fellow Marines as background, but essentially stood in front of a camera in Quantico, Va., and simply asked. Then things went south — quite literally, to video shoots in Texas and Georgia. Betty White declined the invitation of Sgt. Ray Lewis, whose video included various calisthenics and a costume change. Now “Avengers” actress Johansson says no to Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, whose video included various calisthenics and a picture of Johansson toasting with bubbly. White and Johansson both declined graciously — with the latter promising to send a case of Champagne to help Williams and his pals celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday, and “Terminator” actress Linda Hamilton posting her own video offering to step into White’s party shoes.
Scarlett Johansson doesn’t have any new movies to promote right now, and a case of champagne shouldn’t be too pricey for her considering she endorses Moet. And she used to bang Sean Penn. I don’t know about you, but it’s pretty clear to me that she hates America.