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Betty White flattered but rejects Marine Ball invite

July 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Betty White has broken a trend set by other celebrities by gently turning down an invite to the Marine Corps Ball.

"It's going to be a good time. It's going to be me and her at the Marine Corps Ball this year. I know it. So, call me," said Sgt. Ray Lewis on a YouTube video.

In a statement released by a representative, the 89-years-young actress gently turned down Lewis' date request.

"I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform, but unfortunately I cannot accept as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot In Cleveland.' Love, Betty White," she said in the statement.

Two other celebrities have accepted invitations sent via YouTube. A female Marine asked Justin Timberlake to be her date to the ball and he accepted.

His "Friends with Benefits" co-star Mila Kunis confirmed that she's going with a sergeant.


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