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Cheapskates and Tightwads

6/10/2008 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

becksSo our spies at a few Hollywood restaurants have weighed in on celeb tippers and gyppers. And the verdict is in.

We're told the worst celeb tippers at STK are two of the richest folk in town -- the Beckhams. We're told the restaurant once comped David and Victoria, and guess how much they left by way of tip? Nada.

On the other end of the spectrum, Ryan Seacrest is off the charts, once leaving five hundred dollars on a one hundred dollar tab. He's either a really nice guy or he just sucks at math.

UPDATE: The owner of STK tells us that our spy is wrong, the Beckhams are "great customers and excellent tippers."

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Way to go TMZ. racism is the new thing, The origin of the word gyppers comes from the ideas of Gypsy's being thieves. You have no sensitivity towards the content you produce. you might as well have made a correlation between being cheap and jewish.bravo.

2297 days ago


In some countries the tip is included in the bill and tipping is only done for exceptional service above and beyond. Perhaps a little lesson in American ettiquette is in order for the Beckhams.

2297 days ago


"comped" means free. no tip required or expected. if you have to leave a tip, then it's not free. it's up to the restaurant owner to give the tip.

2297 days ago


comped does mean free FOOD not FREE WAIT STAFF.Do they really think that its ok not to tip the wait staff because the owner gave them free food?
Hack that more reason to leave a better tip.
Hope him and his UGLY wife take their cheap ***** back home and take the "foot ball" with them.

2297 days ago

Bev Villasenor    

Why do people "comp" rich celebs in the first place??

2297 days ago


Everyone knows to tip in America. Brits never like to tip and always find an excuse not to. Even if it means to make up poor service. The Bekhams probably joked later that they left 20 percent of the tip. Even Phil Spector knows to tip. Tipping is always a heated discussion on the Orlando Forum of Trip Advisor.

2297 days ago

Get Real    

"Comped" DOES NOT mean tip included. The owner is giving away HIS product. The server is working for tips and does not get anything if the customer does not leave anything. It is very inappropriate to not leave anything on a comped meal. Believe me, the owner is not going to pay the server after giving away part of their profit. The only one who suffers here is the one doing all the work.

2297 days ago


Tipping is a farce. So many people in this world provide a service to the public. Like who tips a person that helps you pick out your paint, changes your windshield the list goes on. These people that expect to get tipped for doing a job they get paid for should take a note that other people that provide a service and get nothing.

2297 days ago


Are you kidding? Comped means that the business has taken care of the bill (not the gratuity). Any halfway decent person knows that they should tip the server for the amount of the bill BEFORE any discount of comp is applied. And trying to use the "foreigner" excuse for not tipping is just plain stupid. I'm sure that the "celebrities" of the world make sure that they get paid for every single stupid thing that they do and are fully aware of tipping. If they don't realize that they are being cheap then they are just plain stupid...My question, why is anyone comping meals for @$$holes that can obviously afford it...especially when they can't seem to take care of the people that take care of them. i feel sorry for their nannys, housekeepers, cooks, and other assorted hand-holders.

2297 days ago


dugman...please stay home and heat up another pot pie, please. Tipping is not a farce, and trust me no one gets paid enough to put up with idiots like you that think that tipping is a scam. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

2297 days ago

Moose Karloff    

The Beckhams are a couple of low-life slobs with too much money. He's washed up as a player in a sport that is of absolutely no consequence, on the professional level, in this country, and she's a cheezy, no-talent slut whose career has been in the toilet for over a decade. Why does anyone even pay attention to these clowns? In the grand scheme of things, they're about as important as a pimple on a mosquito's ass. However, it doesn't surprise me that they're deadbeats, greedy f*ckwads that they are.

2297 days ago


2. "comped" means free. no tip required or expected. if you have to leave a tip, then it's not free. it's up to the restaurant owner to give the tip.

Posted at 2:40PM on Jun 10th 2008 by mindy
WRONG, I am a waitress, and no a comp. meal means the meal is free, but the waitress don't get anything for that So the JURT could have left somthing.Waitrssing is hard work and little pay.

2297 days ago


tip means............. "to insure promptness"..... tips should not be are about the wait staff.........and how they treated you and hustled...

2297 days ago


Dugman you have never waited a table in your life or you would not have made such a stupid comment.
Wait staff are lucky if they get paid $3.00 an hour and you don't think they need a tip.
Get a clue.

2297 days ago


Comped for a meal in a restaurant means the FOOD is free. The server still needs to be paid. Since you got everything for free-you should be generous with the service. Don't be a cheapskate. Also if you don't tip well and often go to the same restaurant, that would be why the sevice isn't as good as it use to be. Servers talk and they know who you are. If you don't have enough money to pay for service, you don't have enough to go out.

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