Rob Ford is more celebrity than mayor at this point, which seems just fine by him. This weekend, Toronto's most famous ex-crackhead will hit Los Angeles for a few of his most high-profile appearances ever: the Academy Awards and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Earlier today, Ford left his city to fly into L.A. along with a few staffers and his two oily brothers Doug and Randy. "I am going to the Oscars," Ford told The Toronto Sun. "Its going to be fun."

Indeed, it will be for us all. On Monday he'll be on Kimmel's show, where he'll appear along with the Muppet named The Great Gonzo and the band Fitz & The Tantrums. Maybe Kimmel will have parents blow crack smoke in their kids' faces or whatever.

In the words of the Sun, Ford relayed that "he's looking forward to promoting Toronto on the world stage," which is exactly what will happen.

[image via Getty, h/t Connor]