Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

We Now Know Who Actually Bought Stuff From Russell Crowe's Divorce Auction

We Now Know Who Actually Bought Stuff From Russell Crowe's Divorce Auction We Now Know Who Actually Bought Stuff From Russell Crowe's Divorce Auction
Stacy Diaz | 16 April, 2018, 22:20

Oliver's purchases from Crowe's auction exceed $10,000, but he brought out his wallet for a good cause: To help save one of America's last remaining Blockbuster video stores.

Oliver showed a clip from a store manager who remarked how tourists often take pictures in front of and inside her store.

Among the items: A leather jockstrap from the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" that Oliver purportedly paid more than $7,000 for. Over the course of 16 minutes, Oliver elucidates how last year's tax bill made it so that citizens pay more in taxes than corporations, how corporations have options for paying even less, and how all of this could have been avoided.

Blockbuster was once synonymous with movie nights with thousands of video rental stores across the country, but today has just a handful of locations still operating. "It wasn't us. We didn't buy it".

"We did though", he said, before yelling the famous line from Crowe's "Gladiator": "Are you not entertained?".

See what else Oliver bought in the clip above. "We didn't just get a jockstrap, we got a bunch of pointless Russell Crowe memorabilia", including gym shorts and a satin robe also from "Cinderella Man", a hood the actor wore in "Robin Hood" and a vest he donned for "Les Miserables". Three of them are in Alaska, where data streaming is still relatively expensive and has limited the dominance of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. "I'm sorry it wasn't us, we didn't buy it..." before he immediately added: "We did, we absolutely did!"

All the Anchorage Blockbuster has to do is contact Last Week Tonight within 48 hours to claim the items!