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Kevin Spacey responds to Toronto mayor Rob Ford's attack with a friendly photo

Earlier this week, the brother of Toronto mayor Rob Ford got his feelings hurt when the siblings didn’t get their picture taken with Kevin Spacey backstage at a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Saturday, Spacey attempted to remedy the situation via this awesome tweet:

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Rob Ford talks Toronto, his diet, and drinking too much on 'Jimmy Kimmel' -- VIDEO

When Toronto mayor Rob Ford decided to give out his real phone number to anyone who wanted it, Jimmy Kimmel had an idea. He called the mayor — and to his surprise, Ford picked up the phone. Even more surprising: Ford agreed to come on Kimmel’s show. And what happened next was just as uncomfortable to watch as it was entertaining.

Part one of Ford’s late-night appearance featured Ford reassuring his “customers” that if they called him, he would come. And “you’d be surprised how fast I can move.” Kimmel, for his part, cut right to the chase, asking Ford if he’s homophobic and insulting his awful tie selections:

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Mayor Rob Ford tells Matt Lauer he doesn't use illegal drugs -- VIDEO

Rob Ford wants you to know he’s going to the gym.

Matt Lauer interviewed Ford on the Today show this morning to see how Toronto’s infamous mayor is doing. Ford appeared on the Today show just a few months ago, when Lauer traveled to Toronto to chat with Ford after most of his mayoral powers were stripped. (A crack-cocaine scandal will do that). There, Ford issued Lauer a challenge: “I invite you to come back, give me five or six months, and if you don’t see a difference, I’ll eat my words.”

Though it’s been less than six months, Lauer decided to check in on Ford again anyway. And Ford, predictably, tried very hard throughout the interview to avoid any discussion of his substance issues.

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Finally, a Rob Ford clip he wants you to see on YouTube -- VIDEO

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Rob Ford is having another YouTube moment… but this time, he’s actually hoping it goes viral. The embattled Toronto mayor, who was videotaped smoking crack and has since been in a highly-publicized and highly-ridiculed downward spiral, took Ford Nation to YouTube with his brother Doug, a city councillor, to help resurrect his chances for the upcoming October election. “Please judge me on my record, not my personal life,” the mayor says, in one of a series of clips that posted online in the last week.

Confronting the obvious black mark on his record, Rob answered an emailed question regarding his drug use and his failure to be honest with the public about it. “I do not have a substance abuse problem,” he insisted. “Did I experiment with drugs? Yes, I have.”

But mostly, the Ford brothers are hoping Toronto voters will remember that all politics is local. City subways! Tax breaks! Privatized trash removal! Junior hockey! Toronto is the No. 1 city in the world to work! No. 2 to live! “We’ve changed the environment in the city!” Rob said. Sure as heck have, Rob.

Ford Nation was original envisioned at a television show, but after its first episode aired in November on Sun News Network, the station pulled the plug, citing high costs.

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford defends himself on 'Today': 'I was very, very inebriated' -- VIDEO

Toronto mayor Rob Ford must be in a drunken stupor to still be using his “drunken stupor” excuse.

In a Today show interview that aired Tuesday morning, Matt Lauer crossed the border to speak with the embattled politician, who was joined by his councilman brother, Doug Ford. But the Toronto mayor, red-faced and whiny, spun a familiar tale of drunken reasoning and utter refusal to admit that his drug and alcohol issues make him grossly unfit to serve his city.

“You have brought disgrace to this office, and you know that’s true,” Lauer said.

“I’m embarrassed,” Ford admitted. “Not just myself, my family, my friends, my supporters, the whole city. I take full responsibility for that. We’ve all made mistakes, Matt. I’m not perfect. Maybe you are, maybe other people are. I’ve made mistakes. I admitted to my mistakes.” But admission to Ford apparently is repeating the same “drunken stupor” excuse for smoking crack cocaine. Lauer called it “a game of semantics.”

“The best excuse I heard you give for using that crack cocaine,” Lauer said, “was ‘I was in a drunken stupor.’ And I’m wondering, is that supposed to make anybody feel better?”
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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and more take a crack at Toronto mayor Rob Ford's drug scandal

Anthony Weiner owes Rob Ford a big, fat, thank you text. The Toronto mayor’s crack-smoking scandal is the latest bumbling politico to hijack the headlines, and in particular, a favorite subject to be lampooned by late night hosts.

In case you’ve been holed up in a D.A.R.E sweatshirt cocoon, Ford is the Toronto mayor who was saddled with allegations that he was caught smoking crack on video. In a news conference on Tuesday he admitted, “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” he said. “But no, do I, am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.” This slippery slope of shoddy substance abuse logic had late night hosts in a comedy stupor of their own last night. Read on for our round-up of the best Rob Ford jokes of last night from Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and more. READ FULL STORY

Gawker crowdsourcing $200,000 to purchase video of Toronto mayor smoking crack

Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. But he’s about to be better known — at least in the United States — for something else. According to Gawker editor John Cook, there is a video of Ford smoking crack cocaine, Marion Barry style. The cellphone video is being shopped — get this, by Somali drug dealers — to media outlets, but thus far, no one has met their six-figure asking price.

This is where you come in.

In the spirit of Zach Braff and Veronica Mars, Gawker is crowdsourcing an effort to purchase the video — Kickstarter style — so that everyone can view Ford’s disgrace on its website. READ FULL STORY

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