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Where's Rob Ford? Flies to US for Rehab, Turns Around

Sounds like US customs officials had problems with his request to enter country

(Newser) - Even the very act of entering a rehab facility is proving to be troublesome for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. It seems he flew to Chicago last Thursday for that purpose, but turned around and headed back to Canada on the same plane after speaking to US customs officials, reports the... More »

Rob Ford Had Run-in With ... Bieber

Ford flew to Chicago yesterday for rehab

(Newser) - They tried to make him go to rehab—and he finally said yes. In what his allies, his critics, and his siblings say is a long overdue move, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has taken a leave of absence to seek help with his substance abuse problems. He flew to Chicago,... More »

Rob Ford to 'Get Help' as New Crack Video Surfaces

Mayor taking a break from re-election campaign

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford seems to have tumbled off the wagon yet again—right in the middle of his re-election campaign. After a new video of him allegedly smoking crack and a tape of him ranting drunkenly in a bar surfaced, the mayor said he is "ready to take... More »

Cops Release Description of Rob Ford Video

He appears to inhale vapor from a glass pipe: police

(Newser) - If you've been wishing you could see the infamous video that allegedly shows Rob Ford smoking crack , well, you can't. But maybe this will tide you over: For the first time, the video has been officially described, in police documents unsealed today, the Globe and Mail reports. In... More »

Kevin Spacey Answers Ford Brothers Via Photoshop

They wanted their picture taken with him

(Newser) - We'll go ahead and score this one a win for Kevin Spacey. After the Ford brothers of Toronto—that would be Mayor Rob and city councillor Doug—complained about not being allowed to have their photo taken with the actor, Spacey responded on Twitter by Photoshopping himself between the... More »

Kimmel to Rob Ford: Get Help

'I wasn't elected to be perfect,' mayor says

(Newser) - After months of trying, Jimmy Kimmel finally got what he calls "the greatest gift any talk show host could ask for" on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The host—and even fellow guest Gonzo the muppet—gave Ford a pretty rough ride, mocking him for... More »

Reveling Rob Ford Charges Groin-First Into Hydrant

Toronto's mayor was celebrating Canada's 3-0 Olympic hockey victory

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford doesn't just walk into TV cameras and take pratfalls trying to play football . Yesterday, he took it a step further by celebrating a Canadian Olympic hockey win so joyously that he walked groin-first into a fire hydrant, the National Post reports. Ford was celebrating the... More »

Rob Ford Wages War on Gay Pride Flag at City Hall

Toronto mayor disapproves of Olympic show of solidarity

(Newser) - Yet more controversy for Rob Ford, but no crack cocaine, drunken rants , or jailhouse beatings involved this time: The Toronto mayor has been accused of homophobia over his push to get a gay pride flag in front of City Hall taken down and replaced with a Canadian one, reports the... More »

Toronto Mayor Ford Accused in Jail Beating

Sister's ex-boyfriend says Ford arranged it to keep him quiet

(Newser) - Just another day in the life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford : He's being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail. A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012... More »

Rob Ford Tumbles Off the Wagon— in Jamaican

He is filmed making sweary, drunken rant

(Newser) - It's been pretty quiet on the Rob Ford front since the Toronto mayor announced his bid for re-election early this month, but it looks like the drunken antics have begun again. Ford—who swore he had stopped drinking after news of his crack use surfaced—admitted he was drinking... More »

Rob Ford Officially Running for Re-Election

He files paperwork, promises 'Ford More Years'

(Newser) - Good news, comedy fans: Rob Ford is officially running for reelection. Registration opened today for Toronto's 2014 mayoral election, and the unrepentant incumbent was the first major candidate to submit his paperwork, the Toronto Star reports. His slogan: "Ford more years." Yes, really. More »

Tens of Thousands Still Without Power in US, Canada

That includes 156K in Michigan

(Newser) - The ice that snapped utility poles and knocked out power to more than half a million people in the US and Canada was stubbornly hanging on today:
  • In Michigan, about 156,000 people were still without power this afternoon, down from more than 500,000 at the storm's peak.
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Reporter Sues Toronto Mayor After Pedophile Insult

Rob Ford suggested 'Star' writer ogled kids, twice

(Newser) - A Toronto Star reporter sued Mayor Rob Ford today for suggesting the journalist was a pedophile in a recent television interview. Ford appeared on a Vision TV interview with former media baron and convicted felon Conrad Black and accused reporter Daniel Dale of taking pictures of little kids. Ford said... More »

Ford Partied at Crackhouses With Blackmailing Gangsters

Yet more trouble, but at least he's not implicated in murder

(Newser) - The Rob Ford saga has taken a big lurch forward with the release of police wiretap files detailing how the Toronto mayor partied and took drugs with gang members—and how his life got pretty complicated as a result. Key allegations from the police files, as detailed by the National ... More »

Rob Ford Clashes With Rob Ford Impersonator

He accused comedian of stalking his mother

(Newser) - Canada's most famous crack-smoking mayor has been relieved of most of his duties but is having trouble leaving controversy behind. A Rob Ford impersonator says he clashed with the Toronto mayor and his brother Doug while taking part in a bus tour of the sites described in the police... More »

Rob Ford's Latest Transgression: Seat Stealer

And he ate chicken wings in it...

(Newser) - Another week, another Rob Ford dust-up : The embattled Toronto mayor attended a Buffalo Bills-Atlanta Falcons game at Toronto's Rogers Centre last night, where he showed up after kickoff then promptly stole Matt Mays' seat, according to none other than Matt Mays. The musician tells the National Post that he... More »

'This Isn't Toronto': Florida Mayor Faces Drug Charges

Arresting sheriff takes a shot at Rob Ford's troubles in Canada

(Newser) - This might be the unkindest cut of all for residents of Toronto: Now police in Florida of all places are looking down on them thanks to Mayor Rob Ford's many, many troubles . "This isn't Toronto," said Bradford County's sheriff after arresting the mayor of the... More »

Rob Ford Loses TV Show—After Record Ratings

Locks changed at Toronto City Hall

(Newser) - Is the Rob Ford circus winding down? After a messy few weeks that saw the world's media take an unprecedented interest in Canadian municipal politics, the mayor has lost most of his powers, his staff—and his TV show . The conservative Sun News channel says Ford Nation has been... More »

Rob Ford Stripped of Most Powers

Toronto mayor loses 60% of his budget after raucous debate

(Newser) - Toronto's City Council has voted to strip scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford of many of his powers after a heated debate where he knocked over a woman councilor . The council voted overwhelming in a series of votes on Monday to cut his office budget by 60% and allow mayoral staff... More »

Rob Ford Knocks Down Female Councilor

Toronto's mayor gives Pam McConnell a fat lip 'by mistake'

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford strikes again—literally. During a wild city council meeting that saw hecklers and the mayor exchange nasty remarks, Ford charged across the floor and knocked over councilor Pam McConnell, apparently by mistake, the Globe & Mail reports. "The mayor ran through me," said McConnell,... More »

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