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

Lula Sharp
April 16, 2018

Between the James Comey interview, USA 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.

As you may have already heard, Russell Crowe generated quite a few headlines recently when he held a 'divorce auction' to raise money for just that - his divorce from wife Danielle Spencer.

"I will admit, it does sound like something that we would do", Oliver said Sunday.

The premium-TV talk show purchased additional killer (or "pointless", in Oliver's words) Crowe memorabilia from the actor's divorce auction - and the HBO host wants to donate it all to the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska. "Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud".

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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. The collection also includes a hood from "Robin Hood", a vest from "Les Miserables" and director's chairs for Crowe and Denzel Washington.

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

'To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska: "Just call us in next 48 hour and we will send it to you", Oliver announced. The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Monday.

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