Sunday, 2 March 2014
ROB FORD IS GOING TO THE OSCARS, I JUST KNOW IT
Even if you haven't seen a single one of the Oscar-nominated movies this year — spoiler alert: Gravity, Cate Blanchett and Chiwetel Ejiofor win (or else I'm losing big money) — even if you don't give a rat's ass who anyone is wearing on the red carpet, I can say with some conviction that this is one year you simply cannot af-FORD to miss the Academy Awards. And in case you missed that elliptical clue I just clanged you over the head with, I'll spell it out for you: Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford is in Hollywood tonight and anything could happen.
He flew in last night with his brother Doug and the other brother nobody knew he had, also named Doug (kidding, that would be too perfect; it's Randy) and was greeted at LAX airport by a phalanx of paparazzi and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Rumours are flying that Ford will be attending the Oscars, and if I were organizing that show I'd damn well make sure he gets a front-row seat. The Oscars haven't had this kind of buzz-thrill since *consults notes, frowns* uh, ever? Yeah. That sounds right. Ever.
Watch the TMZ video, below, of Ford being mobbed by paps and fielding questions about a certain sizzurp-loving Canadian pop star. And then pinch me, cuz I'm so friggin' sure I'm dreaming this.
EDITOR'S NOTE: You know, in my day, he'd have been asked about igloos and ookpik dolls.
MY NOTE: Let's just watch the video before someone asks me why I have an editor who is 200 years old.