Gratuity in Iceland
While running for office, Barack Obama left a 900 percent tip while grabbing a beer at Raleigh Times Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to TMZ, he paid for a $2 beer with a twenty, and told the bartender to keep what was left over. That's change we can believe in.
One waiter reports that not only is Bill Murray a big tipper -- reportedly throwing down a 120 percent tip on top of a $60 check -- but he's also helpful. He showed the waiter how to make lemon wedges juicier by rolling the lemon on the cutting board prior to slicing it. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
We have it on the good word of Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz, who was a bartender for years before her big break, that Drew Barrymore is a peach to serve. Ortiz says that Barrymore would double up the bill, tipping 100 percent, both of the times she served the Charlie's Angels starThe biggest story about Russell Crowe and the service industry involves a flying phone, but that apparently isn't the norm. While on vacation in South Wales, Crowe stopped by the Carew Inn in Tenby for a quick pint with friends, and ended up leaving a £600 tip. The downside, we guess, is that he also played guitar and sang songs for the crowd
David Beckham may be living the posh life with Posh Spice, but he's willing to share the wealth. He stopped in with some teammates from LA Galaxy at Joxer Daily's Pub in Culver City, CA, where the gang had a few beers and pub snacks (though Becks apparently stuck to mineral water). After racking up a $100 tab, Beckham simply added a zero to the total bill, tipping the waitress an extra $900.
While filming Public Enemies in Chicago, Johnny Depp struck up a friendship with Mohammaed Sekhani, a waiter at Gibson's Steakhouse. Back in Chicago for the premeire, Depp showed his appreciation by leaving an extra $4,000 tip on top of the $4,400 bill.