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John Oliver's HBO Show Bought Russell Crowe's 'Cinderella Man' Jockstrap for $7000

16 April 2018, 10:22 | Israel Caldwell

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight Credit Sothebys Australia Getty

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight

Oliver's purchases from Crowe's auction exceed $10,000, but he brought out his wallet for a good cause: To help save one of America's last remaining Blockbuster video stores.

A few weeks ago on his show, Oliver had noted the actor was about to hold an The Art of Divorce auction to celebrate the end of his marriage, putting up for bidding various artifacts from his movie career.

The British star, who said he'd got a bit carried away with the online shopping, later admitted that he was going to give the entire collection to the last remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage. Numerous items up for sale raised eyebrows, particular the leather jockstrap that he wore in "Cinderella Man", the Ron Howard-helmed movie about a boxer in the 1930s. He did this as a prelude to an offer he hopes Blockbuster management can't refuse - Russel Crowe's jockstrap from the movie Cindarella Man, free of charge.

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Oliver said Washington's chair cost more. "What we didn't do is buy anything else at that auction... except we did though".

"People who come in, they'll walk around and you know that person hasn't been in a Blockbuster in a long time, you can tell because they'll also be like, 'Oh my God, can't believe you guys are still here, '" Dani Provence said.

See what else Oliver bought in the clip above. He also plans to send shorts and robe from the '05 boxing film, a hood from Robin Hood, and a vest from Les Miserables. Three of them are in Alaska, where data streaming is still relatively expensive and has limited the dominance of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.



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