If you clicked into this story expecting a piece about the best and worst celebrities named "Tipper," well, wife-of-Al Tipper Gore falls under both categories because she is 1) the only human being named Tipper in the world, and 2) also a horrendous tipper. But we're here to focus on more than cheap second ladies of the United States.
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Herald to puberty for endless millennial boys, Britney "I'm not bald anymore" Spears is apparently quite stingy with her piles and piles of presidential flashcards. According to E! Online, Brit racked up a $250 food bill at LA's One Sunset without leaving a single dime of gratuity. The same report slapped Spears with the crime of throwing change at a valet while saying, "Here's your tip!" One Sunset is now permanently closed. Coincidence? Probably.
You might think "Yeah, this makes sense" when you see some of the people on this list, and Jeremy Piven, the guy who made his name by playing a giant d-bag, is definitely one of them. The dude must be some kind of Brando-esque method actor, because at bougie Aspen sushi joint Nobu, Piven decided to leave his server a gift instead of cash. And that gift was a signed Entourage: Season 1 DVD -- which is the third-least-desired gift in the world, closely trailing anthrax and a medically induced enema.
Worst: Kirsten Dunst
Restaurant manager Eliza Pharrell (not to be confused with tall-hat enthusiast Pharrell) told Fox News K Dunst racked up a $200+ bill at her high-profile NYC eatery, "... without leaving even the smallest gratuity." I've been a fan of KD since I watched her pretend to go crazy in the Virgin Suicides, so this news of stinginess gutted me. If I had an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind machine, I'd wipe this memory clean. Also, I'd erase Spider-Man 3 because that movie suuuuuuuuuucked.
In golf and gratuity circles -- which surprisingly don't intersect much -- Tiger Woods is known as a notoriously shitty tipper, often leaving his dining/gambling cohorts (who are almost always not as rich as Woods) with the onus of leaving a tip. But Tiger may have an excuse: the dude apparently doesn't carry cash. I guess top-tier escorts take AmEx now?
Best: Bill Murray
In my (kind of) esteemed, professional opinion, William James Murray is the 21st century's archduke of badassery. Not only will he sometimes jump behind a bar and give everyone tequila shots, he also generously compensates service workers. There have been myriad stories about Murray's tipping prowess, but one in particular, in which Murray drops a 120% tip on a bill, then teaches the same server how to make their lemon wedges juicier by rolling them on a cutting board before slicing them, shows his benevolence.
Apparently, in lieu of money, Usher leaves signed autographs as "tips." I mean, you could argue that a signed autograph by Usher is worth more than like, $20, but you can also argue that this is simply an extremely dick move by an extremely wealthy man.
The Material Girl once aptly dropped a paltry $18 on a $400 bill. When dining at NYC resto Babbo, she failed to leave a tip at all. Don't be too mad. No one likes her anymore, she has a questionable British accent, and she had sex with A-Rod. She's been through enough already.
The $650 million Jumpman himself is apparently one of the worst tippers in the celeb-o-sphere. So much so that frenemy Charles Barkley has no problem calling him (and his sidekick Pippin) out on national television.
Surprisingly best: Justin Bieber
Look, I know. I KNOW. But here's the truth: Bieber is a good tipper. He gave an IHOP server a 200% tip. Granted he was on a date with Selena Gomez at the time and probably trying to impress, but still, it's nice to see the little wiener has at least one decent bone in his questionably talented body.