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Extra, Extra: Late-Night Mayor, Hollywood Talks Rob Ford, and Pan Am Priciness

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  • You probably already know that Mayor Rob Ford is going to be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. You probably already know this because Rob Ford took a trip to Los Angeles, Rob Ford was picked up from the airport in Los Angeles by Jimmy Kimmel in a cap, Rob Ford was going to go to the Oscars, and then Rob Ford didn’t end up going to the Oscars–and all of that got almost as much coverage as the Oscars themselves.
  • Rob Ford has given Canadian reporters a whole new Canadian thing to ask Americans about—and they seem to know a whole lot more about our mayor than they do about, say, what a prime minister is or where our capital city can be found. “I get my Canadian cities mixed up, but isn’t he the one that got caught smoking crack?” asked Daniel Scott, of California. He’s just one of the ten people the Star chatted with on the streets of Hollywood about our mayor.
  • The cost of security for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am Games has now risen to $239 million, or well over half of what it would cost to tear down the Gardiner east of Jarvis. If only the Gardiner could be torn down in such a way as to simultaneously provide Pan Am security.

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