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Entertainment Russell Crowe divorce auction: Jockstrap, ex's ring among items

10:50  07 april  2018
10:50  07 april  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Russell Crowe is sharing mementos from his marriage -- at a price.

The actor is hosting a divorce-themed auction in Sydney on Saturday, the same day as his birthday and wedding anniversary.

As part of the auction by Sotheby's Australia, Crowe will part with an eclectic mix of items and movie souvenirs collected during his nine-year marriageto Danielle Spencer. The couple called it quits in 2012.

Items on sale at the auction include his leather jockstrap and midnight blue satin boxers, along with art, watches, diamond rings and a Mercedes Benz.

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Russell CroweCreditMark Metcalfe/Getty Images for AFI. Mr. Crowe split from Ms. Spencer in 2012, and they finalized their divorce last year. The 227 items on auction ran the gamut, from paintings and movie memorabilia to prop horses, a motorbike and a Mercedes.

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The official poster for the auction, aptly titled "The Art of Divorce," features a tuxedo-clad Crowe grinning as he raises a cocktail glass in a toast.

"Apart from watching as an online bidder, you can just tune in as an observer as it will be live-stream on Facebook," Crowe tweeted.

Hundreds of items are up for grabs, and come with descriptions of their role in the Academy-winning actor's personal or movie life.

"One of Russell Crowe's personal cars, this vehicle also served as one of the wedding cars on the day of his marriage to Danielle Spencer on 7 April 2003," a note next to the Mercedes says.

The movie paraphernalia includes a replica Roman chariot from the "Gladiator" and a leather sketchbook used by Crowe's character in "3:10 to Yuma." Crowe donned the boxers and the jockstrap in the 2005 film, "Cinderella Man."

Items on sale are not limited to movie or wedding mementos. There are also Rolex watches, landscape art, ice skates, cricket jerseys and a whole lot more.

Crowe and Spencer have two children.

John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap for the last Blockbuster in Alaska .
Earlier this month, Russell Crowe auctioned off several pieces of his movie memorabilia as part of his “divorce auction.” The Sotheby’s page featured a number of head-scratchers, though, leaving many to wonder who could possibly afford to pay thousands of dollars for Crowe’s jockstrap from Cinderella Man. On Sunday night, we learned the answer: John Oliver. Oliver revealed on the new episode of Last Week Tonight that his show had indeed purchased Crowe’s jockstrap for $7,000 — and several other items as well. People had speculated that the HBO show was the mystery buyer of several Crowe items, so Oliver played coy at first before confirming their purchases. “The bad news is, we didn’t buy it — we did, though. We absolutely did,” Oliver said, brandishing the Cinderella Man jockstrap in a display case and quoting Crowe’s famous line from Gladiator: “Are you not entertained?” “The point here is, to the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska, all this s— is yours. Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send it to you,” Oliver said. “I really hope the internet is good enough up there for you to see it in time, because if we don’t hear from you in the next two days, I know a transportation museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania, that I’m sure could make room for another exhibit.” As usual with Oliver’s real-life bits, expect there to be more developments down the road with this story. Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.

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