Rob Ford Oscars

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

Don'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.

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