Mila Kunis might not be going to the Marine Corps ball, after all


Mila Kunis: Too busy for the Marine Corps, or not? (Associated Press photo)

My head is beginning to hurt.

Multiple reports now suggest that Mila Kunis, star of “Black Swan” and other films, may not be going to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball with deployed Sgt. Scott Moore, after all.

As I assume even the Taliban knows at this point, he asked her to the Nov. 18 ball for 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, in a YouTube video made in Afghanistan. It went nuclear Friday, and Kunis, 27, accepted after being put on the spot in an interview over the weekend, melting hearts everywhere.

E! Entertainment suggests the reports of her backing out aren’t necessarily true. She is busy, E! says, but her representatives are working to rearrange the production schedule. Barring that, she may meet with him privately. I assume he’ll want to know about the finer points of “That 70’s Show.”

On behalf of Marine Corps Times, I am now backing away from this story slowly, at least for now. We can play the will-she-or-won’t-she game from now until November, and I’m sure many people will.

We may have posted Moore’s video on Battle Rattle before it went viral, but things officially started getting weird for me when I realized I was competing with Access Hollywood on this story. It’s all going to be a waiting game for a long while.

Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, meanwhile, continues to make the rounds on CNN and other national news outlets after posting her own video asking Justin Timberlake, Kunis’ star in the new movie, “Friends with Benefits,” to her unit’s Nov. 12 birthday ball in Washington, D.C. Her promotional Facebook page has swelled to nearly 2,000 fans.


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  1. Saying it’s the least she could do is an understatement. She probably didn’t have a problem going to her first audition where she knew no one & was much younger.

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  4. We all put on our pants one leg at a time. He is a hero and she should go with him. It is only a few hours long!

  5. Anyone else feel like she’s honestly just doing this as big publicity stunt? I mean, in the interview where she originally said yes, she said she’d do it for Justin…and I almost feel like her going, and now Justin also going, is just going to take away from the true meaning of the Marine Corps Ball. :/

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