Doug Ford lays into "arrogant" Kevin Spacey
Rob and Doug Ford are going on the offensive against Kevin Spacey, TMZ, and Toronto politicians in the latest batch of Ford Nation YouTube videos, but they're not talking about the upcoming election.
The Fords dedicated an entire clip - one of three released today - to Kevin Spacey, who Doug Ford called "an incredible actor" before launching into an attack. "In my opinion he's an arrogant SOB ... Any actor that makes a living off the people that watches shows he wouldn't take a picture with anyone? We were told you can't take a picture and you can't speak with him."
"I don't watch movies. I wouldn't know him if I ran him over," Rob said, dressed in a similar black shirt and red tie combination to the one he adopted on his LA trip.
Spacey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live the same night Rob Ford made a brief comedy appearance, pretending to be a night early for his interview. He told the host that it was "the first time I've had to follow a Ford - and one that was so banged up."
Rob Ford said he walked past Jimmy Kimmel at the LA airport - a claim that doesn't appear to match the video of the meeting - because he thought he was a protestor. "You know I have protestors always standing in front of my office, at some of my events they just stand there ... I didn't even recognize him."
The pair also discussed the Oscar night cabana party they attended at the W Hollywood bar near Hollywood and Vine. Rob Ford denied having paid $2,500 for a private cabana. "That's TMZ. In my opinion they're just a trash, gossip media outlet," Doug said.
"They're neck-and-neck with the Toronto Star," said Rob.
The Fords said Toronto tourism was up, took credit for Cisco for making Ontario one of its global research and development centres, and defended their "billion dollars in savings" line, saying the media "don't have a clue" about the actual figures.
Later, Doug Ford seemed to accuse unspecified politicians of drug use. "I can't stand these hypocrites, these politicians, that are as phoney as a three dollar bill, folks. They come up and they tell you all their BS, and this, and that, and they shoot more you-know-what than you can shake a stick at."
"Oh boy, they're gonna get in trouble. 'Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for you?'"
Jimmy Kimmel and other celebrity guests will appear in later Ford Nation episodes in a recurring segment, they said.
Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.