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Rob Ford to guest on Jimmy Kimmel, go to the Oscars

Posted by Staff / March 1, 2014

Rob Ford OscarsDon't expect Rob Ford to appear at any of Toronto's Oscar parties. The Toronto Sun reported today that Mayor Ford has already fled town and is en route to LA where he'll be attending the Academy Awards in person on Sunday night. No word yet on whether he'll also be attending the Vanity Fair after party.

And perhaps he has Jimmy Kimmel to thank for the tickets. The next night Ford is scheduled to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show in what must have been a competitive bid with the Daily Show and other late night shows for his sought after presence. It's not too much of a reach to suspect tickets to the Oscars were the incentive Ford needed to seal the deal.

UPDATE SUNDAY 3PM: According to the Toronto Star Rob Ford will not be attending the official Oscar ceremonies but might be attending a few Oscar parties in Los Angeles.

Photo by John Tavares in the blogTO Flickr pool



marg princess warrior / March 1, 2014 at 05:42 pm
seriously? are we in an alternate universe already?
Norah / March 1, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Unfortunately, no. But it sure does feel like it.
Terry Murray / March 1, 2014 at 05:56 pm
Oh god...
MS / March 1, 2014 at 06:03 pm
from owen pallett's twitter:
@jimmykimmel are you accepting suggestions for Rob Ford Qs? Here's one: "You're a disgrace, now get the hell off my show?"
Mac / March 1, 2014 at 06:11 pm
Glad he's still focused on his mayoral duties and the less privileged. Will he be sitting in the blue collar section I wonder. Guess we can all hope he's arrested on drug charges and tossed in an LA prison.
GetSmartOrGetWrecked replying to a comment from MS / March 1, 2014 at 06:11 pm
Rob Ford is an amazing mayor, stop judging him based on what he does during his free time. He's saved Toronto from going into mass economic contraction. Learn some facts lmfao.
Zktxo replying to a comment from GetSmartOrGetWrecked / March 1, 2014 at 06:23 pm
.....And where your sources for your claims that you present as facts?
aDawg / March 1, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Looks like you chose to get wrecked, 'cause, by golly, you sure ain't smart! Shucks!
Parker / March 1, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Regular guy Rob Ford going to the Oscars.
McRib / March 1, 2014 at 06:59 pm
he's just a regular guy like me.
Tommy / March 1, 2014 at 07:06 pm
What would David Soknacki do? He is the measure for everything!

I wonder what Neil Young and Wiarton Willie have to say about this.
Whacked / March 1, 2014 at 07:13 pm
I predict more YouTube video of a sweaty Rob getting it on at all those swank Oscar parties while he sips away at his Ginger-ale after locking himself in the bathroom for 90 mins. I am so proud to be a Torontian.
NoMoRoFo replying to a comment from GetSmartOrGetWrecked / March 1, 2014 at 07:31 pm
What he does on his own time is financially support gangbangers and get so wasted that he can't show up for work the next day. Anywhere else he'd have been fired ages ago. He's nothing but a slacker coasting on our hard earned tax dollars.
John Labatt / March 1, 2014 at 08:20 pm
How is it possible for him not to get in trouble at the oscars and Jimmy Kimmel show. Lots more youtube videos to enjoy. Piss drunk and fried on coke. Man this is getting to be a good story about to happen.
J-money / March 1, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Hey LA, trade you Rob Ford & Bieber for a ziploc bag of smog and a palm tree?
Holy Thundering Jesus / March 1, 2014 at 08:43 pm
betcha he's gonna score some crack while he's there, it would be funny to see him smashed at the oscars!
Stoaked / March 1, 2014 at 08:44 pm
If I was Robbie I'd be soaking it in too. Some offers me Oscar tickets, Leaf tickets, Raptors tickets - IM THERE!
Merv Griffin / March 1, 2014 at 08:48 pm
The key, according to Arthur Treacher, is the after-party. Watch out, LAPD and Beverly Hills cops!
Ed / March 1, 2014 at 09:31 pm
Mayor Business is in La La Land...Everything is awesome...!
Geoff / March 1, 2014 at 09:32 pm
I think Rob will turn this into a PR spin. He's going to a massive party, one of the biggest were all watching and he'll be well behaved and make sure he's completely clean and straight laced. His Mayoral run is on the line.
Sam / March 1, 2014 at 09:34 pm
I can't wait for Rob Ford to do a Kanye jump on stage and yell outrage for one of the awards given.
Sam / March 1, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Kimmel is behind and staged some pretty big viral video spoofs, the twerking fire incident, and the wolf at the Sochi Olympics incident. I wonder if this is cooked, although if the media already knows about it may not be a spoof. Can't wait. Love it. Wasn't going to watch, now I will for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
iSkyscraper / March 1, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Rob thinks he can control the US late night beast and use it as a campaign tool for the youth vote but he is about to get schooled. This isn't softball Today stuff or a one-way radio show. He's playing with fire and he is going to get burned.

Rip him apart, Jimmy. Ask the questions he runs from in Toronto or that Lauer was too chicken to ask. I want to see Letterman-Madonna level of ridicule and embarassment. No mercy.
W. K. Lis / March 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Rob Ford auditioning for a Three Stooges role? That means Doug will be one of them, but who's the third stooge?
Julie replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / March 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm
I think Rob knows he does not control the US media. He's simply putting himself on TV getting publicity without the hard hitting questions and without the indepth knowledge that the Canadian public and reporters and broadcasters have of him....
Jeffrey replying to a comment from GetSmartOrGetWrecked / March 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm
Good Lord....what world are you living in?
Jeffrey replying to a comment from Jeffrey / March 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm
To clarify...I am responding to 'Rob Ford is an amazing mayor, stop judging him based on what he does during his free time. He's saved Toronto from going into mass economic contraction. Learn some facts lmfao'

How do you people survive....
bumbarass / March 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Rob Ford should do a porn movie next...newsflash all politrickians are least he does his job..rassclat bumbaclat cha
David replying to a comment from Holy Thundering Jesus / March 1, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Not funny, sad.
Sash / March 2, 2014 at 12:06 am
SICK! I love this! Toronto is becoming so in vogue
Never before have I seen our city name on so many TV Broadcasts, websites,
A knock off person could easily use there art to focus on Rob and get themselves onto TV and the web as well.

I mean Robyn Doolittle did it!!! Right off Rob's back and straight onto TV. They should take a look at how many people are making business's and money off this Rob Ford paraphernalia. It's a cash cow for alot of people, and I wonder how many jobs this train wreck has created just off of his scandals?
Gail / March 2, 2014 at 01:06 am
Got an extra ticket Mr Ford? Take a Toronto taxpayer with you to document and record. I'll go
Toby Lake replying to a comment from Tommy / March 2, 2014 at 01:10 am
We have a permanent sit in at City Hall outside Rob Ford's office, we are waiting to see if he sees his shadow.
The Wolf of Queen Street / March 2, 2014 at 01:27 am
Don't worry partners, I'll be back first thing Monday morning to return your calls and waste time on IMDB
God / March 2, 2014 at 01:27 am
FORDIE is GOD..he will win media assholes (esp CP24\CITY TV) have made him bigger than his fat ass was..thank you!!
Oh Yeah... / March 2, 2014 at 01:56 am
Ford More Years In Penitentiary! Two Less A Day In Refornatory! Prison!Prison!Prison! and Subways!Subways!Subways! FordsRTwats!
John Labatt / March 2, 2014 at 02:51 am
This story got a whole lot bigger. Randy Ford and Doug Ford are there too.It will be a good coke party.
Tyronne Sterling is Jafakin / March 2, 2014 at 04:21 am
Don't watch the oscars.... The plan was to get us to watch
JellyBongo / March 2, 2014 at 05:15 am
When is Ford going to fall of the planet?
James / March 2, 2014 at 07:40 am
Can we stop reporting on this dick already…Out of sight out of mind!!! I wish we could fast forward to the election!! BYE BYE FORD!
Kelly / March 2, 2014 at 07:43 am
TO ALL MEDIA LETS SPIN IT LIKE THIS - A major snow storm crisis has just hit Toronto and our mayor is in LA?!!!
Jamie / March 2, 2014 at 08:19 am
A major storm crisis! Call in Capitain Kelly and Wonder Wynne with the gift cards.
Jeb / March 2, 2014 at 09:32 am
Imma vote for Rob Ford!
ATTENTION BORDER PATROL!!!! / March 2, 2014 at 10:02 am
Don't let the Trifordecta back in Canada! They are much American Tea Party Dumbass Americans than Canadians. Strip search all three! You WILL find drugs up their asses! Probe DEEPLY!!
Imma vote ferd 2 / March 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
How dya vote Agin? Can I get another $20 Duggie?
Let's cut the crap! Irwin Mimico for Mayor! / March 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
Draft him! Elect him! Live happily ever after!
SayAhhhhh / March 2, 2014 at 11:06 am
Capitain Norm Kelly and Kathleen Wynne need to declare a state of emergency in Toronto today! We got 10cm's of snow last night and the mayor is out of town and in the USA.
Bugged elder / March 2, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Poor Rob. I guess he never read The Emperors Clothes where the emperor thought he was
handsome in his new clothes,but was really naked! Doesn't Rob get it that he,s a buffoon ?
Hope he enjoys his Oscar nite, won't be any more after they,re sick of telling the Rob Ford
jokes. Give us a new respectable mayor, puleeze!
Richard Vallequette / March 2, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Could it be that the Ford brothers are confused and went to LA because they thought they were nominated for their notable performances in such films as, "Dumb & Dumber 3;" "12 Years a Moron;" or perhaps "Jackass Presents: Bad Mayor."
can we hope he stays in L.A.? / March 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Please, please, please....please!
Vicky D replying to a comment from Bugged elder / March 3, 2014 at 01:08 pm
I have to agree with you. BUFFOON fits the bill, wonder who footed the bill for his excursion ? Was it the Toronto Taxpayers under the cloak of promoting Tourism ?
anyone would choose to visit a city with this joke as a
Mayoral Representative ?
john replying to a comment from GetSmartOrGetWrecked / March 3, 2014 at 04:06 pm
what kind of crack do u smoke get smart or get wrecked??Buy Yourself book Crazy ..there goes my tax money to gravy F train...
Jamal / March 5, 2014 at 07:39 am
aieee Rob!! Bumbaclot man, keepin it real mon!!

Aireee rob airree!!

jam on

Montgomery triangle is awesome
John / March 24, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Rob Ford's behaviour is inexcusable he should be held accountable for his actions. This kind of behaviour is unworthy of a leader and more suited to a common junkie. His erratic behaviour sets a negative image for all Canadians. He should be ashamed of his actions and criticised for them not praised like a hero. Leaders like Rob Ford make me lose faith in humanity, we should be looking to him for guidance not entertainment.
tardo / May 4, 2014 at 12:29 am
Bieber is a fool

Montgomery triangle is sardine
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