Rob Ford to hit the Oscars red carpet

Toronto's controversial mayor plans to hit the red carpet tonight.

A report published yesterday by the Toronto Sun says Rob Ford is heading to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

The mayor told the paper his trip would also include an appearance on the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Kimmel, in fact, showed up at the airport dressed as a limo driver, and picked Ford up yesterday.

The mayor has been a favourite target of Kimmel and other late night TV comics since last year, when two media outlets reported having seen a video of him smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine.

The attention only grew after Ford admitted having smoked crack, likely during what he called one of his ``drunken stupors.''

Critics have urged him to step down, but Ford has so far refused to do so and is running for re-election.

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  1. Quick pass me the remote control posted on 03/02/2014 07:45 AM
    So I can tune into something the else.

    Give it up Mr. ford... You are history, yesterday's news.

    Go get help!
  2. Michael posted on 03/02/2014 11:58 PM
    It doesn't seem very professional of CJAD to choose this particular photo of Rob Ford. Surely this isn't the only picture in the archive. I wonder why it was chosen?
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