Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

John Oliver spends $7K on Russell Crowe's leather jockstrap

John Oliver spends $7K on Russell Crowe's leather jockstrap

Oliver noted that of the four independently-owned Blockbuster stores left in America, three are located in Alaska.

Oliver announced his second-hand haul in the latest episode of his talk show, and in true Last Week Tonight style, he wasn't quite done there.

Fast forward several weeks to the date of the auction, where someone reportedly purchased that jockstrap for $7,000.

"I will admit, it does sound like something that we would do", Oliver said Sunday. Oliver ended up using a heap of HBO's cash to obtain some seriously useless items from old Russell Crowe movies-most notably, Crowe's leather jockstrap from Cinderella Man. "Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud".

"The bad news is, we didn't do it", Oliver said.

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"We did though - we absolutely did", he added with chagrin.

Along with that piece, the HBO show also bought a pair of shorts and robe from the 2005 boxing film.

Along with that, he also picked up a number of other movie memorabilia - including clothing from "Robin Hood" and "Les Miserable" - from Crowe's highly publicized "Art of Divorce" auction in Australia.

Oliver said the final remaining Blockbuster had 48 hours to contact the show, and all the Crowe items would be theirs for display. "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, Penn. that I'm sure could make room for another exhibit". The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Monday.

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