Kunis says yes to Marine date
LOS ANGELES — Thanks to the power of the Internet, a Marine’s YouTube request to go on a date with Mila Kunis got through to the actress, who said yes.
In a recent Fox News interview, the 27-year-old ‘‘Black Swan’’ star was asked whether she knew about Sgt. Scott Moore’s video asking her to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C., in November. The annual event marks the founding of the Marines in 1775.
‘‘Hey Mila. It’s Sergeant Moore, but you can call me Scott,’’ he said from a base in Afghanistan. ‘‘I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina, with yours truly. So take a second, think about it and get back to me.’’
Kunis reacted with surprise and asked for details about the event during the Fox News interview. After her ‘‘Friends With Benefits’’ co-star, Justin Timberlake, goaded her to fulfill her patriotic duties, Kunis said she would go.
‘‘We’re going to make this happen, sir,’’ she said, looking into the camera. ‘‘I’m with you.’’
Details on whether Kunis has taken additional steps to confirm she would attend the ball remained unclear.
Schwartz, creator of ‘Gilligan,’ dies
LOS ANGELES — Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, ‘‘Gilligan’s Island’’ and ‘‘The Brady Bunch,’’ has died at age 94.
Great niece Robin Randall said Schwartz died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated for an intestinal infection and underwent several surgeries. His wife, Mildred, and children had been at his side.
Sherwood Schwartz and his brother, Al, started as a writing team in TV’s famed 1950s ‘‘golden age,’’ said Douglas Schwartz, the late Al Schwartz’s son.
‘‘They helped shape television in its early days,’’ Douglas Schwartz said. ‘‘Sherwood is an American classic, creating ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ iconic shows that are still popular today. He continued to produce all the way up into his 90s.’’