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Cheap Charlies: Celebrities Who Are Notoriously Bad Tippers

Madonna

Madonna
Madonna is one of the biggest pop stars in history and undoubtedly has tons of extra cash lying around, but reports have shown that you won’t find much of that extra cash on her table after a meal at a restaurant. It has been said that she once left an $18 tip for a $400 meal at a restaurant in London, and another time she left no kind of tip at all after eating at a restaurant in New York. The Queen of Pop is definitely not the Queen of Leaving Tips.
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Usher

Usher
Usher may be an inspiration to many adoring fans, especially when he was at the peak of his career, but is his autograph worth anything outside of the novelty?Usher seems to think so. Waiters who have worked with Usher at different restaurants have said that he has often left his autograph as a tip, not actual cash. You have to sign the receipt if you paid with a card anyway, so you’re not actually doing anyone a favor, Usher. His autograph doesn’t even sell for $5 online anyway.
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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst
Movie star Kirsten Dunst seems to not even consider tipping an option, according to different stories from waiters around the internet.In one story, Dunst didn’t leave a tip even after the manager of that restaurant waived the price of her ticket because of her fame, which, okay, she might have been thrown off and forgot. However, in another story she paid a large ticket, but completely forgot to leave a tip. That’s just inconsiderate.
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Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

Actor Jeremy Piven, known for starring in a couple of movies that people might know about, seems to think that his work is worth well more than 20% of any meal ticket.

Piven was actually banned from the high-end sushi restaurant Nobu in Aspen, Colorado, for leaving the wait staff a signed DVD copy of his show Entourage instead of gratuity. Needless to say, the restaurant was pretty upset.

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears
While Britney has definitely had her moments of being a ditsy pop star, it turns out that these moments carry over into her tipping habits as well.

Stories have emerged of Britney racking up an over $200 ticket at a restaurant for her and her friends, but not even a penny was left as a tip. Another story reported by Business Insider tells of Spears dumping a pile of loose change at the feet of a valet and saying, “There’s your tip.”

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
In golf, it is customary to tip your golf caddy who carries your equipment for you around the course while you play for oftentimes hours. However, it has been reported that Tiger Woods doesn’t even carry cash. You can’t tip a golf caddy with a card!Some have even said that this includes at big tournaments where he was likely paid the big bucks for placing high. It also carries over into his dining habits. This is definitely another not-so-good look for Tiger Woods.
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Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray is known for her budget-friendly cooking, which extends into her budget-friendly cookbooks, cooking shows, and even cookware. However, it looks like it also extends into paying for her food as well.Waiters have said that Ray likes to save money by tipping only 10% for meals instead of the traditional 20%, probably to stay within budget. Well, like they say, cooking at home is usually cheaper than eating out, so maybe eating out just isn’t in the budget if you can’t tip 20%. We can’t all be home chefs.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“The Rock” is essentially America’s Sweetheart at this point. He got his start as a wrestler, but now every home in America loves to see this loveable guy on screen.

However, one waiter reports that his tipping habits are not as nice. When Johnson wanted to eat at a restaurant before business hours to avoid fans, he only left a seven-dollar tip for a large meal when he was done eating. This isn’t acceptable, even if you didn’t inconvenience an entire business.

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LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy once left a $0.20 tip for a bill of $61.56 at a burger restaurant in Philadelphia. The restaurant posted this disgrace on Facebook, angry from the encounter.

However, it turns out the real disgrace was the service at the restaurant. McCoy left a statement with NJ.com’s Eliot Shorr-Parks who tweeted that McCoy left such a poor tip because he had a poor experience. McCoy said, "I'll be honest like always. The tip was a statement." Is this still acceptable?

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
While the beloved late Kobe Bryant had the reputation of being a fantastic tipper, fellow basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s reputation for tipping is not the same. Restaurants in Las Vegas don’t like it when Jordan walks in, not because of the commotion it might cause with possible fans, but because of his terrible tips. Steve Schirripa appeared on the Talking Sopranos podcast and said that in Vegas “they call Michael Jordan, ‘Hoarding Michael Jordan.’”
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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
Another receipt has been revealed from the world of the Kardashians, this time it is an actual receipt that belongs to Kendall Jenner and shows a 0% gratuity.This scandal aired after Jenner went out on the town, forgot to tip, and the venue posted a picture of the lacking receipt on Instagram. However, Jenner later responded on Twitter, “damn, i guess next time we won't tip in cash.” So maybe she did end up leaving a tip after all.
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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Not only has the famous Barbra Streisand become infamous among waiters for being demanding, but she is also known for not leaving the best tips.

Rumor has it that she once left a $10 tip for a meal that was $450. That is 2.2% gratuity! The standard is ten times more than that. It should have at least been a $90 tip.

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Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger
At one time Mick Jagger might have been the most famous rock star on the planet, but his waiters would still like him to leave at least a 15% tip when he dines at their restaurants. 20% is tradition, but 15% is basic. He definitely has the extra cash.However, one pizza place in Washington D.C. has reported Jagger tipping $10 for a $90 ticket, 11% gratuity. One time he didn’t even leave a tip. Certainly a successful musician such as Mick Jagger could have given at least a $15 tip.
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Sean Penn

Sean Penn
Much like his ex-wife Madonna, Sean Penn is also notorious for being a bad tipper, even though, as you probably know, his net worth of $70 million could cover nearly any size tip.He once had a bill of $450 while out to eat, but Penn nor any of his tablemates cared to even leave a dollar of a tip, let alone the customary $90 20% tip. This just isn’t acceptable.
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Serena Williams

Serena Williams
While eating at a restaurant in Manhattan during the U.S. Open in 2016, Williams and a group of friends decided to go out to eat at a restaurant.The owner of the restaurant was thrilled to host this group, and even offered to give them their meal on-the-house. However, Rumor has it that the group left no sort of tip and not even a “thank you.” Rude.
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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
Back in 2013, reports showed that Mark Zuckerberg is a cheapskate. However, he is also the youngest person on the top 20 richest people in the world list, but did he really get there by being cheap?Apparently, while Zuckerberg was spending New Year’s Eve at the Ritz-Carlton in Maui, he picked apart every detail of his bill, including a $5 charge for a soda. If being a bad customer is how you become a billionaire, all of the Karens should have already made the list.
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Lea Michele

Lea Michele

Lea Michele isn’t known for being the nicest person. Many people did not like her character on Glee, but people in real life aren’t that keen of her either, especially waiters.

Michele is known for leaving 10% gratuity for most of her meals, which is 5% away from acceptable, and 10% away from customary. Come on, Lea! We want you to be nicer.

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Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen

Much like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen is also known for being cheap among Las Vegas restaurants.

In the same "Talking Sopranos" podcast episode where he mentioned Michael Jordan, Schirripa also described Pippen as being known as, ‘“No Tippin’ Pippen.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow knows she has the beauty, but she does not claim to have the brains when it comes to math. She told Breitbart in 2016 about how helping her kids with math homework brings out the worst in her.

However, is this her excuse for not leaving good tips for waiters that we know she has the money for? Come on, Gwyn. Just use your phone like the rest of us - $50 x 0.20 = $10. There you go!

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl might have appeared in some of our favorite movies, but she’s definitely not the most popular actress in Hollywood.

Heigl is known for being high-maintenance at restaurants, and it has even been rumored that she is not good at leaving tips either. That’s not a good look.

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