Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has arrived in Los Angeles to attend the Oscars.
“I am going to the Oscars. It’s going to be fun,” said Ford to the Toronto Sun as he boarded a plane Saturday.
Ford was greeted at the airport by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Ford is scheduled to appear on Kimmel's show Monday night on ABC, right after 7NEWS at 10 p.m.
Kimmel has reportedly been trying to convince Ford to come on his show for some time now. Ford's erratic behavior has been making headlines since he admitted smoking crack.
Ford’s spokesman Amin Massoudi tweeted a photo of Ford, his brother Randy and Kimmel shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.
The announcement sparked a flurry of tweets - mostly sarcastic.
Dear Los Angeles: If you keep Rob Ford, we'll throw in a bottle of maple syrup. Love, Toronto.— phatone (@phat1one) March 2, 2014
Quick, somebody revoke Rob and Doug Ford's passports while they're out of the country. Let them stay there. #topoli— Dan Jelly (@KingAndJames) March 2, 2014