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TMZ Live: Tipping Point -- When to Stiff Your Waiter?

6/30/2011 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

15%? 20%? Nothing? Is it fair to give your waiter more than the valet? Our tipping culture has gone HAYWIRE ... so let's settle the debate once and for all. Plus, Justin Timberlake backing the biggest train wreck in social media ... is he cool enough to save MySpace? And John Lennon ... was he secretly a right-wing wacko?

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(6:30) Lindsay Lohan's first night as a free woman ... and she goes out and parties at a club until 2 AM. Poor choice?
(11:45) Webcam question -- how does Lindsay expect to turn her life around ... when she's hanging with the same people, doing the same things?
(21:45) Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress was spotted out at a pizza joint ... and didn't leave a good tip. So ... is it ever cool to stiff a waiter?
(28:30) A former bartender calls in ... and breaks it all down.
(32:00) Justin Timberlake invests in MYSPACE? Seriously? Our in-house expert breaks down why the company is in the crapper.
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(47:00) Yes, of course Harvey has a story about Ronald Reagan.

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marknyc    

you two are all excited about another girl a stupid things , problem is that you are boys, not girls. boys care about other stuff when they talk about a pretty girl (lesbian or straight it doesn't matter). Are you in the wrong side of the moon?

1210 days ago
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toni    

it is not just her family that is enabling Lindsay. The court system has done nothing but enable her and empower her to feel as if she has done nothing wrong, and that she is above the law.

1210 days ago
18.

Joy    

Tips should depend on the quality of service.

1210 days ago
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zoolady    

Any comments on the QT toe sex email from Gawker? And YES 15-20% is what you tip a waitress. I tip 18-20% unless they're really awful. Cab driver 10%.

1210 days ago
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KatCe26    

10% is way to little. Don't eat at the restaurant if you cant afford to tip at leaste 15%-20%

1210 days ago
21.

toni    

The tipping etiquette is 10 percent, and just because these are hard times financially for most people doesnt mean that tipping more is necessary, because the person doing the tipping could be having hard times as well!

also, just because someone is a celebrity or just famous, doesn't mean they should be forced to pay more than the normal tipster.

1210 days ago
22.

Mac    

If you can't afford an 18% tip, you shouldn't be going out to eat.

1210 days ago
23.

melissa    

Yes, 10% is not enough in this day and age. I waited on Kelsey Grammer today and he tips 20% like a true gentleman!

1210 days ago
24.

R    

20 percent, unless it's great service then 25 percent and if you can't figure the tip out you don't deserve to leave your place of residence ever.

1210 days ago
25.

bruce    

Seems to me that you're not obligated to tip a waitress who's taking pictures of you while you're eating and sending the pictures off to be posted on the internet

1210 days ago
26.

toni    

john edwards didnt murder anyone either, and th scandal ruined his career! so why edwards and not arnold?

1210 days ago
27.

R    

You know who makes great tips? The uninformed guy who opens the cab door for you to get in or out of in Vegas. I tip good just for that.

1210 days ago
28.

Shell    

On the tipping issue...my parents taught me 15% was the appropriate tip amount. -we're in Montana not LA :)- However, if you have terrible service to tip 5%-10%. I always try to tip the 15% if not more just in case I ever want to come back. I've left restuarants however wihtout tipping because the waitress/waiter was terrible. It all depends on the service in my opinion

1210 days ago
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R    

I meant "uniformed" NOT "uninformed"!!!!!!

1210 days ago
30.

Mary Poppins    

I would like to know the thoughts of harvey and the stunts Casey Anthony's atty's are pulling in court?

1210 days ago
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