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Betty White Declines YouTube Invitation to Marine Corps Ball

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actress Betty White has declined an invitation to one of the upcoming Marine Corps Balls in November.

Just days after "Friends With Benefits" stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis agreed to accompany two Marines to the event, the 90-year-old "Hot in Cleveland" star was propositioned.

"I would like to take Betty White, she's funny, she's sweet, she's mature, she's the all-around the perfect woman," Sgt. Ray Lewis says in a YouTube video.

Lewis, who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, posted the video on Friday asking the Emmy-nominated actress to the ball.

"I'm fun I'm going to be performing. I think I could make her laugh, I think she could make me laugh. I think we could laugh together. It's going to be great," he says in the video.

But Betty White says she cannot accept the invitation.

"I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation," White said in a statement released by her publicist. "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.'"

The statement ended: "Love, Betty White."

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