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Update: Betty White a No-Go, Apologizes Classily

Betty White is striking in a crisp cyan jacket on June 2

I have some depressing news. I don’t even know what to say, you guys. This is really difficult for me.

Betty White will not be attending the annual Marine Corps Ball.

I KNOW. I thought for sure Sgt. Ray Lewis had a lock on this, because his YouTube proposal was darling. But Ms. White has other commitments.

Still, her rejection letter was a class act. From Access Hollywood:

“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 to Access Hollywood.

She signed her statement, “Love, Betty White.”

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, however, will still accompany their respective dates to their respective balls as planned.

“Marines have a lot of balls,” Kunis said.

While Justin added, “We want to pay honor to our country and embrace their balls.”

In the meantime, Sgt. Lewis is disappointed but unruffled: “Fifteen minutes was great!” he tweeted.