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UPDATE: In a confirmed report from CP24, a news outlet in Toronto, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will NOT be attending tonight's Academy Awards ceremony. The Toronto Sun reports that Ford's plans were kiboshed due to security concerns.


Forget the red-carpet gaffes. No one will even care about those if the latest report from The Toronto Sun is true: troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford claims he's going to the Oscars.

"I am going to the Oscars. It's going to be fun," Ford reportedly told the Sun while boarding a plane headed to Los Angeles on Saturday.

Before the report surfaced, Ford tweeted a photo of himself waiting for a flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

On Saturday, when talking about his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance, Ford told the Sun he is looking forward to promoting Toronto on the world stage.

At this point, it's not a sure thing that Ford is attending, or whether he was just joking with the media. If he does show up at the Academy Awards ceremony, though, it should be an interesting moment.