People: Spacey offers Fords digital olive branch
Kevin Spacey on Saturday tweeted a Photoshopped image of himself between Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother in response to the siblings’ criticism that he won’t take photos with them.
Rob and Doug Ford complained earlier this week that they were told they could not have their picture taken with the actor when Spacey and Rob Ford appeared on “ Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Mar 2.
The embattled mayor said he wouldn’t know Spacey “if I ran over him.” Ford’s brother called the actor “arrogant.” The pair made the comments on their show on YouTube named after the mayor’s supporters.
Along with the photo he tweeted, Spacey said, “When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic.”
During Spacey’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the actor cracked several jokes at the mayor’s expense when Spacey appeared after a brief cameo by Ford.
“That’s the first time I’ve had to follow a Ford,” Spacey quipped. “And one that was so banged up.”
When Kimmel thanked Spacey for sharing a dressing room with the mayor, Spacey responded, “Well, he threw up all over it, but those are the chances you take.”
Ford has been under great pressure to resign since he admitted smoking crack last year, and several videos have emerged that showed him seemingly drunk or high. His antics have made him the target of late-night television comedians and embarrassed Canadians. The City Council stripped him of many of his powers but does not have the authority to remove him.
Undaunted, Ford has vowed to run for re-election this fall.
Tyler accused of inciting SXSW riot
Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during South By Southwest.
Police said the Odd Future rapper was arrested Saturday without incident and has been charged with riot, a misdemeanor in Texas.
His bond has been set at $3,500. Tyler’s publicist did not immediately respond to messages Saturday.
Police said the 23-year-old Los Angeles resident incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music conference and festival to push their way past venue employees controlling access to an at-capacity show more than once during a Thursday performance.
Officers at the scene said in a warrant that Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender had to protect a woman from injury in the resulting push.
The birthday bunch
Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 88. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 80. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 72. Country singer Robin Williams is 67. Actor Erik Estrada is 65. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 63. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 55. Actor Alan Tudyk is 43. Actress Brooke Burns is 36. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 28.