John Oliver buys Russell Crowe's jockstrap from auction to help Blockbuster

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Oliver also said the show didn't buy any other items, before again reneging, and showing that Last Week Tonight actually obtained multiple other Crowe-based items at the celebratory divorce auction.

The host also announced big plans to donate the goods to one of the last remaining Blockbuster video stores in the United States, specifically in Alaska, to help boost their business.

"If we do not hear from you in the next two days, I know a transportation museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania that could make room for a new exhibit", Oliver said.

The leather jock strap the actor wore in Cinderella Man proved to be the most popular piece in the run up to the auction.

"You wake up the next day thinking shit, what did I just buy. we didn't just get a jockstrap, we got a bunch of pointless Russell Crowe memorabilia and I can think of no more fitting place for them to reside than an Alaskan Blockbuster".

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Titled The Art of Divorce, Crowe's auction, which raised almost $4m, took place on the actor's 54th birthday and the anniversary of his wedding to singer Danielle Spencer in 2003.

The show also bought the named seat backs used by Crowe and Denzel Washington on the set of American Gangster, the vest Crowe wore in Les Miserables, the hood he wore in Robin Hood, and a satin robe and shorts also worn in Cinderella Man. Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud.

Whatever you're paying in taxes, there's a good chance it's at a higher rate than corporate America, John Oliver pointed out on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight".

The manager of the Blockbuster at Anchorage, Alaska, Kevin Deymude, has told the Hollywood Reporter that the segment came as a surprise: "I had no idea whatsoever he was going to do that", he said.

"People have been calling and coming in, wanting to know when it will all be here ..."