WATCH: Rob Ford appears on Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars special

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s status as a celebrity in the United States reached new heights as he made a brief appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s post-Oscar night special Sunday night.

Ford walked on stage in a tuxedo and started waving to the crowd before Kimmel jumped in.

“You’re on the show tommorrow night,” Kimmel joked.

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“Oh, sorry Jimmy,” Ford said before leaving.

Ford’s stint on the late night show only lasted a few second but the mayor is scheduled to make an extended visit tonight as Kimmel’s main guest.

WEATHER

Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 30 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

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SPORTS

Raptors:

DeMar DeRozan had one of his best games of the season as he scored 32 points to lead the Raptors past the Warriors 104-98 on Sunday afternoon.

IN THE NEWS…

An industrial fire at a scrap yard near railway tracks kept firefighters busy overnight in Scarborough. The blaze started in the early morning hours at about 1:30 a.m.

Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year.

Pro-Russian troops controlled a ferry terminal on the easternmost tip of Ukraine’s Crimea region close to Russia on Monday.

The sci-fi blockbuster Gravity soared at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night with seven awards — but the drama 12 Years a Slave was named Best Picture.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a question and answer session at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention. He will be joined by Rodney Thomas, incoming President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and Ross Gallinger, Executive Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. (2 p.m. at Metro Toronto Convention Centre north building)

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will make a formal announcement about enhancing care for long-term care residents in Ontario. (2:30 p.m. at Belmont House, 55 Belmont St)

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