Lunch with Kate

Lunch with Kate is up for auction in Australia.  Does anyone think that they will make money from that?  How much do you think Australians are willing to bid for that plus a worthless signed copy of her book?
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35 comments:

Jessica said...

Is this a joke? Who in their right mind would waste money to have lunch with a crazy woman? Please tell me that this is not real.

MB1968 said...

The Australia Zoo? Unless something changed they didn't know her from Adam in Australia. Doesn't sound like the kids are going to be there either.

I wonder if Kate and Steve are taking a little trip together and this was a way to help subsidize some of the cost.

Cwgirlup75 said...

I'm thinking that this trip is being subsidized by the Steve Irwin foundation. Remember how Kate was telling Terri Irwin that she wanted to come back for Steve Irwin day? I think she managed to grift another free trip for herself and Steve. She should be happy as a clam since it will just be them without those pesky kids she birthed. *sarcasm*

Cwgirlup75 said...

I forgot to add - I'm sure we will all be treated to several new bikini pics, courtesy of Steve.

RONLEE said...

I just checked USAirways and round trip first class non-refundable Philadelphia to Sydney ranges from $5,800 TO $6,400 per person. Why is she or would she go to Australia for an auction?

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Kitten said...

Why is she or would she go to Australia for an auction?

Because she's being comped a free first class trip to Australia, and this time she doesn't even have to pretend to be doing for those pesky, annoying kids, or spend any time pretending to actually BE a mom. But she does get to pretend she's still a STAH...

Anyone think she and Stevie will "come out" as a couple on this trip?

barnaby said...

Is the final season of Khart's show debuting down under around the time of this "visit?"

That might help explain the trip. Maybe. Her last TLC benefit?

Cwgirlup75 said...

Kitten said...

Anyone think she and Stevie will "come out" as a couple on this trip?
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I think there's a good chance. I think she is chomping at the bit to get herself back on magazine covers and coming out with the truth about her and Steve is about all she has left.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Tax write off?
(to further her (nonexistent) career)

Janie L. Hermann said...

Let's add up the value of the auction item versus what will need to be bid to cover the cost of her trip:

Value:

Lunch for 10 people at Chalk: $1,200*

Signed copy of book: $11.00*

The "thrill" lunching with a has-been reality tv personality that you have likely not heard of before: $0

Bottom Line:
If anyone bids much more than $1000 on this then they are a freaking idiot of gigantic proportions

Costs to put item up on bid:

Airfare for Kate: $6000
Hotel for several nights: $2500
Other travel costs for Kate (meals, etc): $2000

Bottom Line:
$10,000 minimum just for Kate to be at Steve Irwin Day and be auctioned off ... and this does not take into account having Lovah boy with her.

Bascially, the foundation will be taking a $9,000 dollar loss or more on this and Kate will try to peddle it as her being "generous" and "giving back".

I think Terri Irwin got taken for a ride with this one.

* I looked up the menu for the Chalk restaurant online and figured avg cost of meal there at $120 pp with tax and tip

** Value of book based upon fact it is now in most dollar stores ... but I added $10 since that is what Kate charges for her autograph. Basically, the book is worthless BUT I was being kind to value it at $11

Gr8 W/O Kate said...

There is no tipping in Australia. Aussies don't care to be thought of as needing a handout. They do not admire beggars. Kate doesn't fit in.

gr8W/O Kate said...

Okay, I gotta say that I feel so sorry for Katie Kreider...she is so, so poor and friendless that she HAD to go to New York City and eat at the FIG AND OLIVE resturant. Poor dear. It is so sad that she must suffer this way! She really does do EVERYTHING for those KIDS! Man! She went to New York JUST FOR THE KIDS!! It is just so HARD to eat at posh resturants. If you people only knew how much she suffered. I will tell you one thing, then you will be sorry you picked on poor Katie: She drank domestic wine with dinner and skipped the Champagne! SEE how she suffers. ALSO, she didn't get a warm wash cloth in First class...but she never complained. She held it in, and let it pass. She even held her tongue when someone in the back of the plane had on a noisey oxygen machine. Even though it desturbed Katie's onboard massage and made it hard for her to relax because of that blasted noise; Katie, who IS a nurse; decided NOT to sue the airline for this gross intrution on her quiet time! She even gave the Steward a bandaid from her personal supply she keeps for all the kids' mishaps--to stop the bleeding where her nails dug into his arm, when she was trying to draw his attention to the annoying sound. She is a saint.

I don't know how she does it. I think I will send her a dairy queen gift certificate!

Brummygirl said...

Let's add up the value of the auction item versus what will need to be bid to cover the cost of her trip:

Value:

Lunch for 10 people at Chalk: $1,200*

Signed copy of book: $11.00*

The "thrill" lunching with a has-been reality tv personality that you have likely not heard of before: $0

Bottom Line:
If anyone bids much more than $1000 on this then they are a freaking idiot of gigantic proportions

Costs to put item up on bid:

Airfare for Kate: $6000
Hotel for several nights: $2500
Other travel costs for Kate (meals, etc): $2000

Bottom Line:
$10,000 minimum just for Kate to be at Steve Irwin Day and be auctioned off ... and this does not take into account having Lovah boy with her.

Bascially, the foundation will be taking a $9,000 dollar loss or more on this and Kate will try to peddle it as her being "generous" and "giving back".

I think Terri Irwin got taken for a ride with this one.
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Kate's motto:
'GRIFT CARD' don't leave home without it!!!

Brummygirl said...

Hope people who pay for lunch with the diva, receive their money's worth. Maybe she will even speak to them!!
Remember the movie "Meet the Parents?" Well maybe a trip to N.Z. is on the cards!!!

cwgirlup75 said...

Brummygirl said...

Remember the movie "Meet the Parents?" Well maybe a trip to N.Z. is on the cards!!!
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Rumor has it that Kate met Steve's parents during last year's trip to New Zealand, and it was an epic fail. Allegedly, she gave them a picture of Steve with her kids, and they basically said "WTH?!" Maybe Kate wants to try again to impress the future in-laws.

jointhenoise said...

If someone 'wins' her in Australia, can they keep her there permanently? please?

cossysmom said...

I doubt the Irwins are footing the bill for this. This is a charity auction. If Kate is donating this "auction item" she's responsible for the costs. This would be a tax write off for her. I find it hard to believe she would be this generous. Could someone else be involved? or is she just willing to go to this expense to improve her reputation?

txmom said...

The poor woman has to make a living somehow, and if she can make some money going on this pr trip, then let her have it. AT LEAST THE KIDS AREN'T WORKING.
I don't know this woman personally, but from what I've seen of her on tape, I definitely do not like her.
But, she has to make a living, like it or not.
It's a novel idea that she and Steve will 'out' themselves on this trip. I also agree that she will have a fantastic time being away from the kids (there are numerous photos that prove she prefers being away from the kids).

There is also talk of her running a half marathon in Dec. So what?

This woman is doing whatever she can to stay relevant, but in the long run, she doesn't have any sustainable talent to remain in the tv industry.

One other rambling thought...on another blog is a headline from a magazine, the title is a quote from Kate, saying "I will do anything it takes to PAY MY KID'S BILLS'. uh,,duhh...I thought parents assumed that responsibility as PARENT'S BILLS? That quote shows me where the assets are divided...Kate has her money for HER, and the kid's have to sustain themselves with their own financial contribution.

If this woman was so desperate for cash, she wouldn't be shopping, getting her hair done,eating at fancy restaurants, driving multiple cars, taking daily runs, and planning a marathon. I think KATE has plenty of money; it's the kids that are broke and aren't paying their part. Some of her followers would argue that some of these services are 'comped', and that is probably true, since she is the queen of the grifters. But I was broke, and had all those kids, I wouldn't be able to eat due to nerves, I wouldn't get my hair done due to worry, and I wouldn't be shopping for matchy clothes for a photo shoot due to spending money I didn't have....and so on.

It also seems that her tweeting is absent for the weekend, which probably means Jon has the kids. What kind of mother only tweets when she has custody of her kids? There is just no understanding this narcissist piece of garbage.

Brummygirl said...

The constant bleet from the sheep and media that Kate *has to make a living* is garbage.
That woman has made so much money to keep them for a lifetime in relative comfort.
It is her problem if she didn't put any away, but I believe she has. It is her problem that she has to have the largest home, the private schools, the unending buying of shoes, clothes etc. expensive vehicles, I could go on and on. The kids never asked for it, they were born into the grift way.
So, as I have stated before, it is NOT about the money, it is about the fame, such as it is. I believe Steve, as her so called manager, is drumming up anything he can get for her, including "lunch with the Lizard in Australia", just to keep her in the limelight and giving him a pay cheque and who knows what else.
Personally, if she does this just for herself, then I can always not watch or read anything about her, but if she continues to exploit the kids as she is still doing by putting their photos and details on her website, then that is wrong. It also proves that without them she is just another wannabe hollywood diva who missed the boat by at least ten years!!

Jenny O said...

Brummygirl said:
Personally, if she does this just for herself, then I can always not watch or read anything about her, but if she continues to exploit the kids as she is still doing by putting their photos and details on her website, then that is wrong.
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I completely agree. In whatever manner Kate chooses to throw herself out there in a desperate attempt to remain on television and in the public eye - that's her business and I don't care. As an example, the 20-somethings on the Jersey Shore are all losers who lucked into a bunch of money. I think they set an absolutely terrible example and if any of them were my offspring, I'd be furious at them and ashamed of my parenting.

However, I don't protest about them on messages boards or try to get their show off the air. I basically just tune it out. They are adults, and those who watch the show are presumably mostly adults as well.

My primary objection re Kate (and earlier Jon), was their using and selling of their children's private lives in order to make money. It's wrong. Period.

Don't have more children than you can afford. If you do, then work 2 or 3 jobs to support them; don't make them work under hot lights to support you. Respect their need for privacy and protect them by not making them household names and the potential victims of creepy stalkers.

And if you are so lucky as to suddenly have boat loads of money coming your way; be smart. Save as much of it as possible; keep living frugally; and always expect it will end suddenly and unexpectedly.

O-Hi-O said...

Does a free bottle of Pepto Bismol come with this lunch prize? Tums? Emetrol? Ear plugs???

Are they flying in food from Nobu? Mr. Chow's?

"Win a Lunch W/Kate": when winning is LOSING.

They MUST be kidding.

Fuhget about it said...

jointhenoise said...

If someone 'wins' her in Australia, can they keep her there permanently? please?

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Nice try. I can speak for all Australians and say with confidence that we don’t want her any more than you do. She’s all yours…enjoy!

And by the way… if she does take this trip with Steve then they are without a doubt an item, as there is absolutely NO need for Kate to have security in this country.

kate can't do sh** said...

People, given Kate's insecurities about herself and her abilities, it is killing her wondering how many people will show up to see her. Remember her hiding in the closet before her book signing where virtually no one cared to see both her and her dud of a book? That scenario will haunt her and any future appearances she may get. We all know this Australia thing will be a fizzle-outer.

Help Us All said...

Not sure if anyone is aware Kate is back on the "speech" circuit: This is our local campus of Penn State in Uniontown, PA. Kate is speaking followed by meet and greet on November 3rd.

Penn State's website:
http://www.fe.psu.edu/32433.htm

Brummygirl said...

Help Us All said...
Not sure if anyone is aware Kate is back on the "speech" circuit: This is our local campus of Penn State in Uniontown, PA. Kate is speaking followed by meet and greet on November 3rd.

Penn State's website:
http://www.fe.psu.edu/32433.htm
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I told you that Steve was drumming up things for her. Bet she can't charge $20 a pop for a photo!!!!
Hmmm, sharing life's lessons "Grifting 101!!"

Been down that road said...

Help Us All said...
Not sure if anyone is aware Kate is back on the "speech" circuit: This is our local campus of Penn State in Uniontown, PA. Kate is speaking followed by meet and greet on November 3rd.

Penn State's website:
http://www.fe.psu.edu/32433.htm

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A friend of mine did the PA state colleges circuit 2 yrs ago. A "tour" is usually lined up a few months in advance visiting several campuses around the state (basically those that are willing to pay for you). Most are smaller schools/campuses, and the pay isn't much. Pretty much any money you make is off the meet and greet.

Time Flies said...

And by the way… if she does take this trip with Steve then they are without a doubt an item, as there is absolutely NO need for Kate to have security in this country.

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It's not about needing security. It's about needing a travel host/adviser. Kate can't through an airport by herself. She would have no idea what to do if there was a flight delay, how to get through security, what to do in customs if there's a problem, how to rent a car, how to get to a hotel, etc. etc. She needs someone with her to do all of her thinking. He leads, she follows.

terri said...

You must remember that it is an auction for charity at the Steve Irwin Day event. It would not surprise me if absolutely no one bids on her lunch date. Now that i would pay good money to see.

Jenny O said...

By the way, in the promo for Kate's meet & greet at Penn State, they consistently misspell Jon's name ("John" and "John & Kate Plus 8"). I would be curious to see how many college students would have any interest in what Kate has to say. As I remember my time in college, my friends and I would go see a comedian, or a music group, but not some divorced, overtanned bleached blond. Maybe she'll get a few horny co-eds - love to see how she would interact with them!

Don't be surprised... said...

terri said...
You must remember that it is an auction for charity at the Steve Irwin Day event. It would not surprise me if absolutely no one bids on her lunch date. Now that i would pay good money to see.

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Because of the visibility of the charity (at least I assume it's a major charity with Steve Irwins name associated with it), there most likely will be people present who will bid on items whether they want them or not, once it becomes evident that no one is going to bid. They want to give contributions to the event, and will use their cash to show the success of the charity auction itself, not individual items. It is rare for an item to go without bids in a major charity auction.

irish wonder said...

Well I don't think too much of Steve Irwin's widow. IMO she exploited her child after he died.

She is older now but when she was younger she seemed like she was programmed to perform. I bet a lot of pressure was put on her to continue the Irwin legacy.

So Kate and her have something in common in that they both made money off of their children.

I don't think the Australian people think too much of Kate. I wouldn't be surprised if no one bids on the lunch. Or if they do, they will just donate the money and skip the lunch.

GimmeGimme said...

Well I don't think too much of Steve Irwin's widow. IMO she exploited her child after he died.

She is older now but when she was younger she seemed like she was programmed to perform. I bet a lot of pressure was put on her to continue the Irwin legacy.

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In Terry Irwin's defense, her children seemed to be enjoying themselves when they were filmed -- no tantrums or potty training -- and the money they helped to bring in was used for education and conservation.
I never saw Terry turning herself into Malibu Barbie at her children's expense, as Katie Irene did.

irish wonder said...

So just because you saw no tantrums they didn't happen? Or there wasn't a huge amount of pressure placed on the Irwin child?

Reality TV shows us things(whether they're real or scripted) you're not going to see on a regular show.

IMO,the Irwin child was like a little robot when she had her show. Just like a child actor, which is what she was. A lot of pressure to be placed on a child.

They could have continued Steve Irwin's work without turning the child into a performer.

GimmeGimme said...

irish wonder said...
IMO,the Irwin child was like a little robot when she had her show. Just like a child actor, which is what she was. A lot of pressure to be placed on a child.
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I agree that Bindi's show was a heartbreaker -- her father had just been killed and the show should not have been taped. What I was referring to was the day-to-day filming of the kids for "Crocodile Hunter". Compared to the Gosseling fiasco, that appeared to be pretty tame.

aussie90 said...

Bindi was a child actor/presenter before Steve's death. Steven even mentioned either during an interview or during an episode of 'Bindi the jungle girl' that his wish was to be her co star. There may be pressure on her/Bob to continue the family legacy but i've never had the impression that she was being forced to do anything she didn't want. She seems to genuinely enjoy being on tv and keeping the conservation message alive