Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Madonna's A Bad Tipper

Madonna, Tobey Maguire, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rupert Everett have been named in a book exposing lousy celebrity tippers.

New York waitress Katherine Taylor has written a novel, 'Rules for Saying Goodbye', in which her heroine - also called Katherine Taylor - lists the worst tippers.

Taylor confirmed through her publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, that she has worked as a West Village bartender and promised all the celebrity anecdotes in her book are true.

One extract reads: "Gwyneth Paltrow came in. I wanted to tell her that I had been making a list and she was on it, but Gwyneth was not stingy, only stupid. I thought she probably couldn't calculate 15 per cent."

Everett and Madonna are named for leaving no tip, while Maguire, Barbra Streisand and John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston are listed as giving very small tips.

Another anecdote from the book claims "Paul McCartney was once too drunk to tip".

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