July 16, 2011 02:37:39 GMT
The 'Friends with Benefits' actor accepts Corporal Kelsey De Santis' invitation during the film's press conference, while his co-star Mila Kunis slams down rumors she backs out of her date.
Justin Timberlake has given his answer to a servicewoman's YouTube request for him to accompany her to the Marine Corps Ball in Washington, D.C. on November 12. Following the footsteps of his "Friends with Benefits" co-star Mila Kunis, the singer-turned-actor has also decided to accept the invitation.
Asked about the invitation at a press conference for the romantic comedy, the 30-year-old told the reporters, "I'll tell you what: I accept." He then joked, as referring to his hit single "Cry Me A River", "But not because she shouted out one of my songs, which I do love. And not because she had all those beefcake military guys behind her to intimidate me."
The "SexyBack" singer continued on to reveal the 'real' reason why he agrees to go to the ball, "I don't get asked out. Ever. So I was very flattered by that." On a more serious note, he stated, "If my schedule works out to do it, I'd love to do it. It's an honor."
While Justin gave his response to Corporal Kelsey De Santis' invitation, his co-star Mila set the record straight on her own Marine date. During the press conference, she slammed rumors that she had broken her words to accompany Sgt. Scott Moore to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina, on November 18.
"Do not believe what Billy Bush says," the 27-year-old actress fired back at the false report. "Please, I beg of you. Never did I say that I was not going. He made it up and people believed it, unfortunately. I am attending." She added, "I'm staying true to my word. I got permission to be released from work for the day, so I'm flying in and flying out."
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