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Where in the world is crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford? Your guess is as good as ours. (Source: CNN/MGN Online) Where in the world is crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford? Your guess is as good as ours. (Source: CNN/MGN Online)
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(RNN) – Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is playing the most incredible game of "hide and seek" ever.

At least that's what The Toronto Star believes after several claims that Ford has been spotted in cities that don't house rehabilitation clinics. The embattled mayor is taking a hiatus from his mayoral re-election campaign after a second allegation of him smoking crack cocaine on video was reported by The Toronto Globe and Mail last week. He is supposed to be in rehab for substance abuse.

Ford was reported to have been in Chicago, but the Star said he was denied entry to the United States. The mayor, however, claims he is in treatment, and told a Star columnist that rehab was "great" and it reminded him of "the Washington Redskins camp I went to as a kid."

Most people battling addiction wouldn't liken rehab to a poorly named football team's kids football camp, but OK, Rob Ford. We'll let you have that one.

It is unknown what treatment facility Ford is in, if he's in rehab at all or actually still in Toronto getting some grub like one Canadian teenager claimed.

What is clear is that Rob Ford is taking over for Carmen Sandiego – where in the world is this man? Until we find him, find solace in this best of Rob Ford YouTube compilation.

Sports: Peyton Manning has a way to get those pesky sideline mics out of his way

Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning is a man of very thoughtful and measured words. He knows what he's saying and doing at all times.

He's also really funny.

In an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday, Manning was asked about his famous "Omaha" cadence and how the snap count is now a permanent piece of his legacy.

But Manning also came up with a clever solution to get so many microphones off the sidelines of NFL games – talk smack about the commissioner Roger Goodell.

I guess Peyton saw the #AskCommish Twitter session Goodell was having Tuesday and got the hate started early. He's so smart.

A little something from YouTube: WWE gives terminally ill kid the match of a lifetime

Warning: This will make you cry.

In 2012, then 5-year-old Connor Michalek got his wish to meet his favorite professional wrestler, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, and put him in his own submission hold. Yes, it's as cute as it sounds.

Little Connor is a special little boy who at the age of 3 was diagnosed with brain and spine cancer. His wrestling name was also "Stone Crusher." Yes, he's as precious as he sounds.

Daniel and Connor kept in touch, and in early April, Connor got a real special treat – tickets to Wrestlemania XXX and the chance to knock out Triple H before a live airing of Monday Night Raw. Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds.

Sadly, little Connor passed away on April 25. In his eternal memory, the WWE released a tribute video to "The Stone Crusher." You will need Kleenex.

Video Games: New ‘Call of Duty' trailer features Kevin Spacey as villain

The trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was released last week, and although the game won't be out until Nov. 4, gamers are salivating at the potential boost to the franchise.

The last game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, was a disappointment to many. The latest COD hopes to provide new specs that gamers will enjoy – especially since the game is tailored more to owners of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

An added bonus – the villain of this hopefully visually gorgeous video game is actor Kevin Spacey. It's enough to make me want to play.

Don Veca, the audio director at COD's developer Sledgehammer Games, told The eScapist that more memory and new technology will please newcomers and fans of the franchise.

"We've had two and a half years to create brand-new tech to control and support this game," Veca said. "It's something like 10 times the memory since this is next-gen. With all this extra memory and new mixing technology, we don't have to compress everything. We can make things longer and let them breathe."

Tumblr of the Week: 'Someone Ate This' will make you un-hungry

Have you ever looked at the photos your friends take on Instagram and think to yourself, "Man, that looks delicious - I wish I could make food like that."

Thanks to the Tumblr "Someone Ate That," you will see for yourself that there is no filter in the history of photo-altering apps can make this food look appealing. 

Movies: Comic book heroes dominate box office numbers this spring

Comic book heroes always drive moviegoers to the big screen.

That's certainly the case for the second installment of The Amazing Spiderman, which grossed more than $91 million in its opening weekend. It's the second superhero-themed movie in the top 5, with the Captain America sequel still hanging around at No. 4.

Here are last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. The Amazing Spiderman 2 (NR) $91,608,337
  2. The Other Woman (1) $14,407,264
  3. Heaven is for Real (3) $8,601,509
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2) $7,774,269
  5. Rio 2 (4) $7,711,952

In theaters: May 9

Neighbors – A married couple with a new baby has a bit of trouble with their new neighbors – a house full of hard-partying college fraternity boys – who are determined to go to war after the police are called. It looks pretty funny, with Rotten Tomatoes even giving it an 87 percent on its "Tomatometer." The movie stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin'!).

Also in theaters: Chef, Moms' Night Out, God's Pocket, The Double, Palo Alto, Fed Up, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Honorable mention

Your Week in Music: Stream the new Black Keys album, meet Gabrielle Aplin – Raycom News Network

Richard Sherman signs record deal, highest paid cornerback in NFLESPN

No timetable for Woods' return to golf – CNN

The 50th ‘Now That's What I call Music!' came out today. Here's every song in the series, ever.Washington Post

'Do You Wanna Go to Starbucks' is the 'Frozen' parody that perfectly sums up finals weekHuffington Post

Monica Lewinsky breaks silence on Clinton scandal in ‘Vanity Fair' – Raycom News Network

(Dis)honorable mention

NFL draftees picked their own walk-up songs this year – Deadspin

‘Community' EP Chris McKenna reports his tweets on show's death may be greatly exaggerated Deadline Hollywood

Drunk woman busted having sex on flight that her parents were also on Gawker

Teens play prom pick 'em with NFL-style date draft – Raycom News Networks

Will Smith is totally fine with Willow Smith's sexy bedroom photoGawker

Did this woman seriously squirt breast milk into a coworker's milk carton?UPROXX

iPhone bug causes emails to be vulnerableCNN

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