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Entertainment Comedian John Oliver hopes Russell Crowe's jockstrap will keep last Blockbuster open

05:20  17 april  2018
05:20  17 april  2018 Source:   covermg.com

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John Oliver on Sunday revealed that his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, did indeed buy the jockstrap Russell Crowe wore in Cinderella Man during the actor' s recent divorce auction. The only part of the news that was more entertaining was that Oliver said he was going to send the piece of movie history

Comedian John Oliver plans to use the jockstrap he bought from Russell Crowe ’ s recent divorce sale to save a video store in Alaska. The prankster revealed he spent ,000 (GBP4,900) on the odd memorabilia item during his weekly show Last Week Tonight on Sunday (15Apr18)

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Comedian John Oliver plans to use the jockstrap he bought from Russell Crowe's recent divorce sale to save a video store in Alaska.

The prankster revealed he spent $7,000 (GBP4,900) on the odd memorabilia item during his weekly show Last Week Tonight on Sunday (15Apr18) and explained he was sending it to a Blockbuster store in Anchorage, hoping the interest will keep the place open.

He also plans to send shorts and a robe Crowe wore in 2005 boxing film Cinderella Man, a well as a hood from Robin Hood, and a vest the Oscar winner donned for Les Miserables. Oliver and bosses at HBO, the network behind his cult show, picked up all the items from Crowe's recent online garage sale.

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Comedian John Oliver plans to use the jockstrap he bought from Russell Crowe ' s recent divorce sale to save a video store in Alaska. Oliver has posted an image of himself posing with the auction items online, urging bosses at the Anchorage Blockbuster store to call him and arrange a pick-up.

John Oliver has revealed his show bought Russell Crowe ’ s leather jockstrap at auction. Composite: Getty Images/HBO Enterprises. “You know, buy Russell Crowe ’ s jockstrap and send it to one of the last remaining Blockbusters in Alaska. Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud.

Oliver has posted an image of himself posing with the auction items online, urging bosses at the Anchorage Blockbuster store to call him and arrange a pick-up.

John Oliver wearing glasses posing for the camera © Provided by Cover Media During his show on Sunday, the Brit explained the Blockbuster store is the only one still standing in America, thanks mainly to slower streaming services and more expensive rates in Alaska that restrict locals from watching films and TV shows online.

He has given the bosses at the final remaining Blockbuster 48 hours to contact his show, and all the Crowe items would be the store's for display.

The Gladiator star's divorce auction netted him a staggering $3.7 million (GBP2.6 million) in just five hours.

The 54-year-old star gave fans the chance to buy 227 items he had collected over his decades-long film career at the Art of Divorce sale. He live-streamed the auction at Sotheby's Australia on 7 April (18) via his Facebook page.

Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction Hauls In $3.7 Million in Memorabilia -- Including His Jock Strap

  Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction Hauls In $3.7 Million in Memorabilia -- Including His Jock Strap The 54-year-old New Zealand-born actor's strange auction involved movie paraphernalia, cars, motorcycles and an $8,540 jock strap.The auction coincided with the finalization of his divorce from Australian singer Danielle Spencer, with whom he starred in The Crossing and married in 2003. They have two sons, Charles and Tennyson, but separated in 2012. As part of that divorce, he arranged the "Art of Divorce" auction.

So, John Oliver apparently just bought Russell Crowe ' s jockstrap to lend a hand to a video store. Here' s where John Oliver comes in. The Last Week Tonight host purchased the memorabilia for the last Blockbuster store in Anchorage, Alaska, one of a few surviving independent franchises after the

John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe ' s Jockstrap for Alaska' s Last Blockbuster Video HBO John Oliver John Oliver on Sunday (Apr. 15) revealed that his HBO show

The leather jock strap the actor wore in Cinderella Man proved to be the most popular piece in the run-up to the auction.

“I put it in the collection as a piece of whimsy and a bit of a gag. Funny enough, it’s garnered a lot of attention," Crowe joked. Among the other items was his death armour worn for his Oscar-winning performance in Gladiator, which was sold for $125,000 (GBP89,000), while another piece from the Ridley Scott directed movie, a Roman chariot replica, made $65,000 (GBP46,000).

The auction took place two days before the actor and his estranged wife Danielle Spencer were officially divorced after separating in 2012.

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