Celebrities who tip well -- or not

These well-known singers, actors and athletes have made names for themselves among restaurant servers, and not always for the right reasons.

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Apr 22, 2013 1:13PM

So why is it that we get these teasers?  Just look at this article and instead of actually telling you... you get to click on a different button that takes you away.  Why not just give the answer along on the same page as the photo?

Just a cheezy way of getting us to use/try Bing!

Well this is why I don't use Bing.  It takes me two or three extra clicks to get to anything I want to see or get to.

Apr 22, 2013 3:50PM
If you can't give us the information without making us go to another link, then I have no interest.  Piece of crap article.
Apr 22, 2013 4:16PM
I HATE these types of articles that MSN does where you have to click on other articles to get the answer. I don't bother. MSN you suck.
Apr 22, 2013 2:39PM
Why not just write an article and list the person and the tip? I don't read read 15 page stories.
Apr 22, 2013 4:29PM
Once I'm directed from one page to another , just to get the story , you can bet I've lost interest . What a way to present an article . MSNBC , and BING , you both suck .
Apr 22, 2013 3:24PM

It's a Bing-Tease.  Sorry, not interested.

Apr 22, 2013 2:10PM
I am a teacher, but also have a part time job as a server.  My dream is to win the lottery and be able to drop $100 tips to servers.  Most people don't know how hard they work.  Your tips pay their rent, food, electricity, etc.  To stiff a server,as Tiger Woods evidently does, is not excusable because he "doesn't carry cash."  You can leave the tip on the credit card.  I would tell Mr. Woods to eat at home, but I guess you can ask his previous wife and he doesn't do that either.
Apr 22, 2013 1:19PM
You just could tell by the way Drew "Carey's" himself, he would tip well!  He seems to be really happy for people who win on the Price is Right as well as sorry when they lose.  He seems also to remember what not having a lot of money was like!
Apr 22, 2013 1:04PM
Madonna and Penn both fit into the pos category.
Apr 22, 2013 2:49PM
Tiger Woods, so eloquently nicknamed "Urkel" by Notah Begay in college, holds LEGENDARY status in Vegas. He, and his entourage, had dinner one night at Mandalay Bay with a $2G tab, and left a tip for the two waiters of $20. Folks out there say he makes Scotty "No tippin" Pippin look like Bill Gates.
Apr 22, 2013 2:14PM
I'm so relieved that Bill Murray is a generous tipper. I have always hoped he's as nice as he seems.
Apr 22, 2013 4:32PM

I tried to guess and I guessed correctly 10 out of 14 times. The ones I was wrong on were…


Usher, Sean Penn, Bill Cosby, and Rihanna. I thought Usher, Sean Penn, and Bill Cosby would be good tippers and I guess they are not. The only one that really surprises me here thought is Bill Cosby. Sean Penn and Usher being selfish doesn’t really surprise me… but Bill Cosby? I’m very disappointed with that one.


And Rihanna being a good tipper surprised me too… I thought she would be cheap. I’m not a fan, but that was a pleasant surprise to me. And by the way… she used an old Frank Sinatra move whether she knew it or not. A former casino door man told the story like this…


As Frank Sinatra was exiting the casino, he asked “what’s the biggest tip you ever got”? He responded “$100.00”. Frank Sinatra proceeded to give him $200.00 and asked “by the way… who gave you the $100.00”? He responded… “you did Mr. Sinatra”.


I think that’s a pretty cool story!

Apr 22, 2013 4:44PM
At least my first search put me at a news site that listed them all so I didn't have to play MSN's game. I guess they'd rather direct people to the story rather then simply print it.
Apr 22, 2013 1:16PM
A friend of mine was a waitress at a Miami steakhouse when Dan Marino was QB there.  He routinely came in with a group, ran up bills of 3 - 5 K, and left a tip of zero every time.
I once served the Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he and his wife ran up a 500.00 tab... I got a whole 5.00 tip.... After that, I saw them in a grocery store and asked for the rest of my tip lol... D
Apr 22, 2013 12:58PM
When I said pos I  meant TW but now I have to add Usher.
Apr 22, 2013 2:01PM

Perhaps the service sucked in some of these instances. It seems that many wait staff these days simply expect a tip regardless of the service they provide. If my glass runs dry and stays dry or if the waiter never checks on me after I receive my meal, I don't tip either.


If I receive good service I tip well.

Apr 28, 2013 9:01AM

This is the reason why no one is using Bing. There assumption that the Internet public are idiots is appalling. To force people over to their search engine and examine their subject returns and now, instead of the subject being the first item on the list it's pushed down in the stack. This is ridiculous to read an article you first must hyperlink from a teaser.


I will never use Bing becaise of their continued belief that we are idiots to this marketing ploy.

Apr 22, 2013 3:25PM

O please....I have to laugh...the service must have been bad...blah, blah, blah.  Take your cheap A$$ to McDonalds, this is not Europe or Canada where servers make a standard wage or the gratuity is included in the price of the meal.  I think it is great that some of these people over tip, fantastic and more power to you.  I assure you, most servers in the industry don't want your experiences to be less than stellar especially since they get paid for providing good service.  As anyone in the business knows, any one thing can throw the timing of everything off when it comes to waiting tables.  Once its off, it is very hard to get back on.  Trust me the cook did not intentially overcook your steak, your waiter did not intentionally leave you water glass empty..... or foget a straw, its not a conspiracy.  Sometimes things happen, let the server do their best to make it up and move on.   

That's not saying that you don't get servers who are lazy and just don't care, it happens but most servers, want to give you good service, hate when the kitchen, bar or whatever screws up because it directly reflects on their bottom line.  On that note; bottom line don't go out to eat unless you fully expect to tip. Don't go out looking for any little reason to be disatisfied because if thats your mindset, you;ll find any reason to be unhappy, its a self fullfilling proficy folks. 


Oh and if you are UNHAPPY, try this, tell the server, tell the manager and give them the opportunity to make it right.  That does not mean you get a fully comped meal for you an yours but usually if you communicate your concern, most managers will do something for you and yes, probably at least comp the meal in question..... No mind readers in the biz I assure you.  

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