Celebrity guests at Marine Corps Balls: Do the Few and the Proud know what they’re getting into?

(Video: Kelsey de Santis invites Justin Timberlake)

Do the Marines know what they’re getting into? Do they really want movie stars as dates?


Justin Timberlake. (Jason DeCrow/ AP)

Mila Kunis (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

But he’s certainly welcome. Marine units across the country host their own balls each November to celebrate the anniversary of the corps’ founding — a great chance, said Quantico’s 1st Lt. Brian Villiard, “to experience Marine Corps history, and tradition. . . for anyone who’s not familiar with that type of thing.” OK, but . . . we're warning you: Celebrities have a way of sucking up all the oxygen. You don’t want this to go the way of the White House Correspondents’ dinner.

“We really hope everyone expects this isn’t a publicity thing,” said Villiard. “The Birthday Ball will be the Birthday Ball, and it’s about the Marine Corps birthday.”

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