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Hollywood Cheapskates and Tightwads

6/10/2008 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So 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 a 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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Dawn    

umm- People in Britian don't tip because they pay their wait staff enough. They don't have to supplement their income by begging for tips. Unfortunately alot of British people don't know we are suppose to tip here.

2294 days ago
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Liz    

Someone needs to give the Beckhams some etiquette lessons on how we do things in the USA or, let's send them back to the UK!

2294 days ago
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charlie    

well tiping is an american custom.....it could be that the Beckhams just arent used to it

2294 days ago
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wtf    

There are celebs like the Jolie-Pitts that only give when it's a photo opt and celebs like Ryan that quietly give and try to help everyday Americans. I admire Ryan's method more.

2294 days ago
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mrs gio    

did you ever think it was the servis you dont have to tip that is just being kind T .to I .seur P. promprd S. servis there is no law that says you have to tip

2294 days ago
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Huh?    

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

2294 days ago
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wtf    

The Beckhams have been here long enough to know tips are expected.

2294 days ago
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Sherry    

their meal was comped.. a $0 bill equals a $0 tip, i don't see what the whole fuss is about that they didn't tip..

2294 days ago
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mikey    

Thats what is wrongwith this world,peopel who have 100's of millions of dollars get their meals comped,while people who are starving can't eat,that is backwards and disgusting.

2294 days ago
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ceasar6095    

Give me a break! It's not like the Bechams are small town woodchucks. These jetsetters have been around the best that $$ can buy and travelled the world. It's dispicably tacky and disrespectful to not tip a server. They know exactly what they're doing .

2294 days ago
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NO FOOL    

LOOK PEOPLE, THIS IS AMERICA AND WE TIP! LEARN THE CUSTOMS BEFORE YOU BRING YOUR CHEAP BUTT HERE!
I'M A GROWN MAN AND I'M NOT INTO MAKING EXCUSES FOR NOBODY! EVERYTHING IN LIFE AIN'T FREE; COME OUT OF POCKET AT LEAST FOR A TIP IF THE MEAL IS FREE! SEACREST IS LOOKING OUT FOR FOLKS AND THAT'S COOL WITH ME! THIS IS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2294 days ago
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Mike    

Tipping in the Country is lame!

Does a waiter in an expensive restaurant do more work then an inexpensive restaurant? Does a more expensive entree require more work on the part of the wait staff then a less expensive one? No, but we base our tips on percentages so although the effort and work is the same, the person ordering a more expensive entree is expected to tip a higher amount. The waiter has nothing to do with the meal, only the service of that meal. Why should I tip more because I order a steak as opposed to a salad? The attention and level of service is the same.

Yet we as American’s love to waggle our fingers at those that do not tip to our satisfaction. We love to call them cheapskates and penny-pinchers because they didn’t give 20% on a $400 tab. Because they didn’t give $80 to a person whose level of skill is comparable to a high school drop out for an hour of work.

2294 days ago
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Turbo    

8. their meal was comped.. a $0 bill equals a $0 tip, i don't see what the whole fuss is about that they didn't tip..

Posted at 3:01PM on Jun 10th 2008 by sherry

That is B.S. If you have ever waited tables you would have a different take on this. Waiters make a few dollars an hour PLUS TIP!! I don't agree with the mandatory 15% gratuity however, I think it is a reflection on your service for a customer. I mean, unless the waiter stuck his johnson in your soup right at the table, he should get a few bucks for his service

2294 days ago
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THEMOMMA    

WAY TO GO RYAN ........ AND I'VE HEARD THAT ABOUT HIM BEFORE ..... MAYBE HE WAITED TABLES ON HIS WAY UP THE LADDER ........ WHATEVER HIS REASON .......... HE ROCKS........................ AS FOR THE BECKHAMS CHEEEEEAAAAPPPP !!!!!!! GOT COMPED AND LEFT NOTHING , NOW THAT'S DISGUSTING . WHAT PIGS !!!!

2294 days ago
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Rico    

Servers get paid below minimum wage and get taxed on their sales. Thus, the higher the bill the more the server has to pay the government. If customers don't leave an adequate tip then the server may actually have to reach into their own pocket for the meal to pay Uncle Sam.

2294 days ago
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