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

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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.

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.

Fast forward several weeks to the date of the auction, where someone reportedly purchased that jockstrap for $7,000. "I'm sorry it wasn't us, we didn't buy it..." before he immediately added: "We did, we absolutely did!"

With tax day just around the corner, HBO's John Oliver on Sunday night took aim once again at the recent GOP tax overhaul and, in particular, what he called the "long and infuriatingly proud history" of corporate tax avoidance.

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The show also bought a pair of shorts and a robe from the same film, as well as a hood Crowe wore in Robin Hood, a vest from Les Miserables, and more.

Oliver said he wants to give the memorabilia to one of those remaining Blockbuster stores to help them draw people into the store. "Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send it to you".

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

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