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OTRC: Betty White rejects Marine Corps Ball invite

Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis asks Betty White to the Marine Corps Ball, as seen in this video posted on YouTube on July 15, 2011. / Betty White talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com in April 2011 at the Actors and Others for Animals 40th anniversary. (youtube.com/user/RSonicVision)

Betty White, 89, says she is unable to accept a Marine's YouTube invitation to a Marine Corps Ball.

The veteran actress recently became the third celebrity to be asked out via online video. In the YouTube clip, Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis showcases some exercise moves and asks her out while appearing in a dress uniform and holding a rose.

"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,'" White said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.

The actress has become one of the most popular senior television stars, especially following a "Saturday Night Live" hosting stint last year, which earned the "Golden Girls" star her fifth Emmy Award. She is up for another nomination at this year's ceremony for her role as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV land comedy series "Hot in Cleveland." (Check out a full list of 2011 Emmy nominations.)

Actress Mila Kunis and actor and singer Justin Timberlake have already accepted their invites to separate balls, issued by Marine Sgt. Scott Moore and female Marine, Kelsey De Santis, earlier this month.

Their YouTube proposals were posted just ahead of the release of their new film, "Friends With Benefits," which hits theaters on Friday, July 22.

Check out Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis' YouTube invitation to Betty White below.

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