John Oliver Reveals Reason He Paid $7000 For Russell Crowe's Leather Jockstrap

Oliver, 40, had been taking a look at the last Blockbuster in Alaska before he mentioned Crowe's recent "The Art of Divorce" auction, which saw the actor sell off an array of artifacts from his career in the wake of his split from ex-wife Danielle.

Between the James Comey interview, United States airstrikes in Syria, and Paul Ryan's decision to not seek reelection, John Oliver had a lot of material to work in last week's packed news cycle, but the Last Week Tonight host was particularly stuned by President Trump's use of a very infamous phrase. The jockstrap used in the boxing film was reportedly worth a range from $500 to $600, according to broker Sotheby's who would be holding Crowe's auction. The internet speculated that the bidder was none other than Oliver himself, fueled by his earlier reference on the show lampooning the unusual nature of the auction, and that item itself. "I'm sorry it wasn't us, we didn't buy it..." before he immediately added: "We did, we absolutely did!"

Last night (April 15), Oliver revealed on his Last Week Tonight show that he had purchased the jockstrap Crowe wore in the film Cinderella Man.

Oliver also nabbed Crowe's vest from "Les Miserables" and his hood from "Robin Hood", among other set souvenirs. Oliver bought Crowe's memorabilia so that it can be featured in Blockbuster's Anchorage, Alaska location as a "fun, movie-themed way to draw people in" and keep its doors open. "Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send this to you".

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