Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives in Los Angeles for the Oscars, appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has arrived in Los Angeles to attend the Oscars.

Oscars coverage on ABC2 begins at 6 p.m.

“I am going to the Oscars. It’s going to be fun,” said Ford to the Toronto Sun as he boarded a plane Saturday.

Ford was greeted at the airport by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Ford is scheduled to appear on Kimmel's show Monday night.

Kimmel has reportedly been trying to convince Ford to come on his show for some time now. Ford's erratic behavior has been making headlines since he admitted smoking crack.

Ford’s spokesman Amin Massoudi tweeted a photo of Ford, his brother Randy and Kimmel shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.

The announcement sparked a flurry of tweets - mostly sarcastic.

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