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:   Entertainment Weekly

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Speculation mounts that Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is the celebrity that bought Russell Crowe ' s used jockstrap for ,000 in the Cinderella Man star's divorce auction.

But Last Week Tonight host John Oliver might be taking things to an entirely new level – with speculation mounting that he bought Russell Crowe ’ s used jockstrap . Last month, the UK-born late night host showed interest in the item, even teasing that ….

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?”

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But here’ s a wildcard for you: was it bought by John Oliver , of Last Tonight fame? It is called Russell Crowe : The Art of Divorce. It’ s real, and it’ s amazing. You can buy items such as this leather jockstrap used during the filming of Cinderella Man.

But here’ s a wildcard for you: was it bought by John Oliver , of Last Week Tonight fame? It is called Russell Crowe : The Art of Divorce. It’ s real, and it’ s amazing. You can buy items such as this leather jockstrap used during the filming of Cinderella Man.

“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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