“Look, I know that I am no Betty White, but I would be really, really thrilled if you can’t find anything else — and I know that it’s unlikely — but if you can’t find anybody else to go to the ball with you, I could go.”
So says Linda Hamilton, star of of the first two “Terminator” films and mom of Intersect extraordinaire, Chuck Bartowsky.
Last week, two Marines snagged dates to upcoming Marine Corps Balls with “Friends With Benefits” co-stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake via YouTube videos. Admittedly, we inwardly groaned when Sgt. Ray Lewis jumped on the band wagon Monday (July 18) and extended an invitation to 90-year-old actress Betty White to accompany him.
White declined, citing scheduling conflicts with her TV Land series “Hot in Cleveland.” But then things got really weird.
A sunglasses-wearing (due to crying all night over his predicament) Hamilton took to YouTube herself on Tuesday with the opener, “Rumor has it you like your actresses vintage.”
After stating that had talked for hours with White about how how upset she was that she wasn’t able to accept his invitation, Hamilton offered herself up as a substitute, reasoning that while she’s only “half as mature” as White she’s “twice as funny.”
Sgt. Lewis has awhile to mull his options. The balls aren’t held until this November. But, really, the best part of this story is the very idea of Linda Hamilton and Betty White gabbing on the phone for hours.