Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe's Jockstrap for Alaska's Last Blockbuster Video

John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe's Jockstrap for Alaska's Last Blockbuster Video

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver confirmed rumors that his show purchased props from Crowe's "The Art of Divorce" auction, where the actor (along with Sotheby's) put a lot of random memorabilia, guitars, and Australian art work Crowe collected over his nine-year marriage up for sale.

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When Russell Crowe announced in March he'd be selling tons of his personal movie memorabilia at an April 2018 divorce auction, many fans were left wondering who would spend hundreds of dollars on such items as Crowe's "Cinderella Man" jockstrap. "We did though. We absolutely did", he said, moments later.

Oliver also nabbed Crowe's vest from "Les Miserables" and his hood from "Robin Hood", among other set souvenirs.


However, these items may not be with Oliver for long.

Oliver suggested that the Blockbuster store could put the items on display as a "fun, movie-themed way" to draw customers and stay in business.

He made a call out on the show directed at the Debarr Blockbuster's management, giving them 48 hours to get in touch with Last Week Tonight producers, in order to claim the Crowe merchandise. The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Monday.

As of this filing on Monday morning, it is not clear if the store has been in touch with Oliver.

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