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Entertainment John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap for the last Blockbuster in Alaska

17:56  16 april  2018
17:56  16 april  2018 Source:   ew.com

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

  Russell Crowe divorce auction: Jockstrap, ex's ring among items The Academy-winning actor is auctioning an eclectic mix of personal items and movie memorabilia collected during his failed marriage to Danielle Spencer.The actor is hosting a divorce-themed auction in Sydney on Saturday, the same day as his birthday and wedding anniversary.

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.

John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe ' s Jockstrap for Alaska 's Last Blockbuster Video April 15, 2018 8:59pm PT by Ryan Parker Along with that piece, the HBO show

John Oliver, Russell Crowe are posing for a picture© Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; Don Arnold/WireImage

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?”

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.

Oliver revealed on the new episode of Last Week Tonight that his show had indeed purchased Crowe ’ s jockstrap for ,000 — and several other items as well. “The point here is, to the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska , all this s— is yours.

Oliver revealed on the new episode of Last Week Tonight that his show had indeed purchased Crowe ’ s jockstrap for ,000 — and several other items as well. Oliver announced that all would be available to Alaska ’s last Blockbuster if they got in touch with HBO.

“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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