Russell Crowe Names Koala Chlamydia Clinic for John Oliver

Actor found him 'something special' after Oliver spent big at divorce auction
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 11:42 AM CDT
In this 2005 file photo, Russell Crowe arrives for the premiere of "Cinderella Man."   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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(Newser) – John Oliver publicly and gleefully spent like a drunken sailor at Russell Crowe's very successful divorce auction—to the tune of almost $80,000 on items that included a used leather jock strap—but Crowe just dropped the mic on the late-night host, reports the Guardian. After musing earlier this month about finding "something special" to do with the money, Crowe has apparently found his cause: The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward at the Australia Zoo's wildlife hospital. The actor tweeted a video in which Terri Irwin and her children Bindi and Robert announced Oliver's new honor, complete with a plaque.

For his part, Oliver delightedly seems to think he's now reached the pinnacle, notes People. "Well played, Russell Crowe. Well played, indeed. That may honestly be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Oliver as he pretended to clean out his desk on the set of Last Week Tonight. "What I’m essentially saying here is we’ve accomplished everything we set out to do on this show. Which means thanks very much everyone, but we are f---ing done here. That’s right, let’s shut it down. This show is over."

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