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”?

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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:

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