Alas, Betty White declines invitation to Marine Corps ball
But Betty White, 89, although flattered, says she cannot accept the invitation of Sgt. Ray Lewis, a Marine recruiter and rapper currently stationed in Texas whose invitation came in a video posted on YouTube.
"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."
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Betty White. Credit: Matt Sayles / AP