John Oliver on Sunday revealed that his HBO show, 'Last Week Tonight,' did indeed buy the jockstrap Russell Crowe wore in 'Cinderella Man' during the actor's recent divorce auction. John Oliver 'quits' Last Week Tonight after Russell Crowe has a koala chlamydia ward named after him 'We have accomplished everything we set out to do on this show, so we are f**king done' I wish the professional pundits could put it exactly how John did. Oliver bought a number of items from Russell Crowe’s recent “divorce auction” to help out struggling Alaskan Blockbuster video stores, including paying AU$7,000 for the jockstrap the actor wore in the film Cinderella Man. If you’re Russell Crowe, you donate to a study on the koala chlamydia epidemic. In a video shared by Crowe on Twitter, Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin explain that they’d named the ward The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward after Crowe had made an “amazing donation” to help the koalas thanks to Oliver’s purchases in the auction. “At most I’ve shown morbid curiosity for it, the way a nine-year-old pokes a dead frog with a stick.”. The Blockbuster was touched, but so was Crowe. I loved the whole "white void" episode ending. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. You guys, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” bought Russell Crowe’s leather jockstrap from “Cinderella Man” for $7,000. John Oliver on the set of "Last Week Tonight." Last week Crowe revealed what he had spent the money on: a ward at Australia Zoo wildlife hospital to treat chlamydia in koalas. John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe’s Jockstrap to Help Save One of America’s Last Blockbuster Video Stores. Russell Crowe, Actor: Les Misérables. The items are now on display at the video store location. Oliver has revealed himself as the mystery buyer of numerous items at Russell Crowe… Crowe then tweeted a video of the Irwin family unveiling The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward at Australia Zoo. John Oliver Did Buy Russell Crowe's Jockstrap After All. The wildly entertaining new streaming service for watching Late Night with Seth Meyers Season 7, Episode 144: Russell Crowe; Patton Oswalt; The … Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. Crowe was auctioning it … All rights reserved. “What I’m essentially saying here is we’ve accomplished everything we set out to do on this show. That may honestly be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Oliver. Actor gets his own back after comedian bought jock strap from Cinderella Man in ‘divorce auction’ and donated it to Alaskan video store, Mon 7 May 2018 20.46 EDT I think this is such a wonderful random act of kindness that I am planning now on how to best use the @iamjohnoliver money he spent on groin protectors and such .Given his often shown genuine love for Australians and Australia , it’s got to be something special . Did John Oliver Buy Russell Crowe’s Used Jockstrap At His Divorce Auction? Votes: 53 Watch Russell Crowe, Ben Platt, Brittany Howard (Season 7, Episode 162) of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon or get episode details on NBC.com Bright Light Bright Light is a duo including the great Elton John who perform their new single. (Eric Liebowitz / HBO) John Oliver is the superfan who placed the now-notorious high bid on Russell Crowe's "Cinderella Man" jockstrap. How do you thank someone for buying your jockstrap? On Sunday night’s episode, Oliver announced his plan had worked and Crowe’s jock strap was on display in the Blockbuster as a mini-shrine to the … Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. During the show’s April 15 episode, Oliver revealed himself as the mystery buyer of Crowe’s jockstrap and other items from the auction, including the actor’s “American Gangster” set seat, “Les Misérables” jacket, and “Robin Hood” costume. 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Obviously, John Oliver and Last Week Tonight bought leather jockstrap Russell Crowe wore in Cinderella Man. Stars: Graham Norton, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Jodie Foster. Oliver’s reveal made headlines since he donated Crowe’s items to one of the last remaining Blockbuster video stores in America. John Oliver confirmed buying Russell Crowe's leather jockstrap on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. That’s right, let’s shut it down. In the end of the skit, Crowe appears as a mob boss holding the jockstrap he had ordered stolen. Not one of my favorite Oliver … Russell Crowe's amusing act of revenge on John Oliver – video No good deed goes unpunished, and John Oliver’s recent attempts to help out struggling video stores have resulted in … As of the airing of the final Oliver episode, it remained unclear who owned or … This Article is related to: Television and tagged John Oliver, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Russell Crowe. On Sunday night’s episode, Oliver announced his plan had worked and Crowe’s jock strap was on display in the Blockbuster as a mini-shrine to the actor. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Say Hello to Peacock! Last modified on Tue 8 May 2018 17.00 EDT. Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. That item is now on display in the last Blockbuster in Anchorage. Here's Why. Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Oliver gave the items to Blockbuster’s Anchorage, Alaska location as a “fun, movie-themed way to draw people in” and keep its doors open. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe join Graham to discuss their new movie "The Nice Guys". Shortly after the auction Crowe tweeted that he was inspired by Oliver’s gesture, hoping to put the $79,788 in total that Oliver had paid for various items towards “something special” that honoured Oliver’s “genuine love for Australians and Australia”. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, 41, pretended to close down his show Sunday after his pal Russell Crowe named a koala bear chlamydia ward at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital after him. This show is over.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers. FILE - This May 2, 2018 file photo shows the exterior of a Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska. struggling Alaskan Blockbuster video stores. But remarkably, none has come back to bite him like the time he bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap from the 2005 movie Cinderella Man. Crowe then tweeted a video of the Irwin family unveiling The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward at Australia Zoo. In return, the hospital has named the facility where the koalas are treated for the disease The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward. pic.twitter.com/wll7kQwaF0, — Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) May 7, 2018. No good deed goes unpunished, and John Oliver’s recent attempts to help out struggling video stores have resulted in the comedian having a koala chlamydia treatment ward named after him, thanks to actor Russell Crowe. https://t.co/NcziHy5A2H, “As far as I’m aware I’ve never shown genuine love for Australians or Australia,” Oliver joked on Last Week Tonight on Sunday night. During the show’s April 15 episode, Oliver revealed himself as the mystery buyer of Crowe’s jockstrap and other items from the auction, including … John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap for the last Blockbuster in Alaska Other items purchased from the divorce auction include Crowe's 'Cinderella Man' robe … Crowe tweeted on April 17 thanking Oliver for buying his memorabilia for a good cause and announcing he’d be using the money for a wildlife cause. Oliver’s purchases exceeded $10,000, which Crowe then donated to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. The “Gladiator” actor has thanked HBO late night host John Oliver for buying his “Cinderella” jockstrap during Crowe’s divorce auction last month by donating Oliver’s money to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Well, a few weeks ago Oliver and his team purchased several of the 227 items that Russell Crowe sold at his controversial “The Art of Divorce” auction at … Despite the gift of the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" from HBO's John Oliver to bring traffic into the store, Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude said the last two Blockbuster Video locations in Alaska will rent their last … John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's leather jockstrap — and he wants it to go to Blockbuster John Oliver relishes being able to do 'Last Week Tonight' without restrictions Watch the … “Well played Russell Crowe. All rights reserved. Oliver announced the good news during the May 6 episode of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” The host joked he would be ending the HBO series as he can’t possibly top getting a koala chlamydia ward named in his honor. Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption was a legally recognized church in the United States, established by comedian and satirist John Oliver. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. 08/04/2018. Chlamydia is a disease that has had a genuine impact on koala populations in Australia, causing blindness and infertility, and affecting the vast majority of koalas in some areas. Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight ... purchasing the jockstrap that Russell Crowe wore in Cinderella Man and presenting it as ... which sees the comedian devote each episode … By James Hennessy. Frederick M. Brown—Getty Images. I found the Driver bit kind of well silly, but I have all season. We’ve achieved a koala chlamydia ward, so there’s nothing left for us to accomplish. John Oliver in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Aug. 8, 2015. “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” airs Sunday nights at 11pm ET on HBO. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. “Thank you so much to Russell Crowe for your amazing donation to … Oliver, of course, saw the funny side. Which means thanks very much everyone, but we are fucking done here.