Meet Hollywood's Biggest Spenders and Stingiest Stars

From generous Drew Barrymore to too-tight-to-tip Mariah Carey, here's how T'Towners deal with the cheque
Tuesday , 11 December 2012
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
David Beckham
David Beckham
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Too Tight To Tip
Too Tight To Tip

We all know that the stars have loads of cash, but who knew so many of them were happy to give back to the common people who wait on them?

But they’re not all quite so nice. Madonna is said to regularly leave without tipping, while Usher’s favourite trick is to leave his entourage to pay the bill, then he sign autographs in lieu of a tip – whether they’re requested or not.

Ahlan! unearths the T’Towners who share the love and those who aren’t quite so generous…

Drew Barrymore
This new mum’s not just generous to her celeb chums like Cameron Diaz, she also looks after the people who serve her in restaurants. Apparently lovely Drew always tips big, and there are reports that on two occasions she’s paid the bill then left the same amount again for her server.
Top Tip: 100 per cent of the bill.

David Beckham
Becks doesn’t spend much time in bars these days, but when he does he makes sure the staff don’t spit in his drinks. The football hottie has been known to leave a tip ten times that of the bill. Wowsers, what a man!
Top Tip: Dhs3,600 on a Dhs360 bill.

Johnny Depp
Generous Johnny might be a private sort, regularly dodging requests for interviews, but he always makes sure he looks after the little people. When he eats out, Johnny regularly tips 50 per cent of his final bill. Well done, sir!
Top Tip: Dhs5,000.

Charlie Sheen
And we thought Mr S was all about wild women and 24-hour parties in Vegas? Turns out he’s actually a bit of a softie at heart. At his eldest daughter’s 16th birthday party, back in the day, he tipped staff $200 (Dhs730) each.
Top Tip: Dhs730 per waiter.

Julia Roberts
The Pretty Woman star’s got a whole lot more cash in real life, and she likes to share it. Julia’s known for being polite and easy to deal with when she’s out and about and she often doubles the bill to make sure her waiting staff say nice things about her.
Top Tip: 100 per cent of the bill.

 

Too Tight To Tip
 Sean Penn and three others apparently had New Orleans waiters waiting on them hand and foot then left no tip.
 Mariah Carey is said to have kept a restaurant open late with a very large party and not one of them left a tip.
 Ricki Lake once left a tiny tip after she let her young son run around the restaurant and made a mess.
 P-Diddy only left a Dhs200 tip after dining with 15 people.
 Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes once had dinner together and neither left a tip.

OMG!
US President Barack Obama once tipped Dhs66 on a Dhs7 drink. 

WHO KNEW?
Paris Hilton doesn’t just tip waiters, she also looks after hairdressers, manicurists, valets and drivers.

Celebrities Behaving Badly
It’s not just the tips that get T’Town’s waiting staff chatting about their guests…
 Victoria Beckham has been known to just order plain lettuce leaves in restaurants.
 Rihanna might be skinny but it seems she likes to eat. When she played the Wireless Festival in England over the summer, she ordered so much food that the London restaurant she settled on had no stock left and had to close the next day.
 Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle doesn’t just do salads, she prefers scales. Nutty Nadine shocked diners at The Ivy in London when she asked the waiter to bring her a portion of plain fish with no vegetables or sauce before whipping out her own set of scales and weighing it. 
 Some stars don’t limit their odd requests to restaurants – Britney Spears was apparently asked to leave LA’s Chateau Marmont after she smeared food all over her face. Nice.

 

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