TORONTO (Reuters): Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who became a popular target for late-night TV hosts after admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor”, will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and may join the comedian at the Oscars, Canadian media reported on Saturday. The Toronto Sun newspaper said Ford is scheduled to be on the Jimmy Kimmel show Monday night and is “looking forward to promoting Toronto on the world stage.”

The article also quoted Ford as saying he would attend this year’s Academy Awards, though another report by a local TV news channel said a plan for Ford to attend the ceremony with Kimmel was not confirmed.