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Scarlett Johansson Declines Invite to Marine Corps Ball, Sends Champagne Instead

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Scarlett Johansson (Reuters)

Scarlett Johansson is just the latest celebrity to be invited to a Marine Corps Ball.

But unfortunately for Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, the A-lister has a previous engagement.

In an exclusive statement to Zap2it, Johansson writes:

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. --  Scarlett

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Check out the invite here: 

But Scarlett's not the only one to bag an invite for a Marine Corps Ball. Betty White broke one young Marine's heart last week citing he busy work schedule, and now teen queen Miley Cyrus has been invited via YouTube by Private First Class Hart to the ball, but has yet to respond.

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Come on Miley, they can't party in the U.S.A. without you! 

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake both accepted invitations to Marine Corps soirees, with a little help from FOX411.com.

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