When the internet vultures descend like, well, vultures, on the latest celebrity to undergo the devil’s bargain of plastic surgery, I never expect any good to come of it. Well, today I am proven wrong — meet my new sea star:

And Midler isn’t just dipping her toe in ocean affairs; she’s a long time anti-plastic crusader:

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The diva has even been known to retweet news about garbage islands and marine reserves on occasion.

The Divine Miss M, huh? Might that initial stand for “marine”?

In fact, the singer and actress is not afraid to speak up about climate change, Hummers, and feminism in show biz either. Here’s a sampler:

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In sum: When it comes to surprisingly thoughtful celebrity commentary, this showgirl might be your best Bette.