10 Stories of Celebrities Who Were Absolutely Rude at Restaurants

Get ready to dish the dirt on the most high-maintenance celebs out there! From stingy tippers to diva-like demands, some famous folk can be a real pain in the neck for waitstaff.

Recently in a discussion, people have shared some of the most notoriously difficult celebrities to wait on. Read on to discover their demanding and sometimes rude behavior while dining out.

1. James Corden

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Once a sought-after patron of the Balthazar, James Corden's latest visit to the esteemed restaurant was a disaster. In a rage, the once-lovable comedian berated the restaurant staff over minor culinary blunders, leading to his banishment from the premises. Keith McNally, the restaurant owner, didn't mince his words when he took to Twitter, branding Corden a “tiny Cretin of a man” and revealing that it wasn't his first time acting unpleasantly towards the staff. Later, Corden tried to smooth things over with an apology call, but many speculate that it was just an attempt to save face rather than a genuine effort to make amends.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

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One of Gwyneth Paltrow's serving staff has alleged that the actress displayed entitled behavior by snubbing the waitstaff and communicating solely with her assistant, much to their chagrin.

3. Khloe Kardashian

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Multiple servers with the unfortunate task of waiting on Khloe Kardashian have labeled her as an arrogant and exacting customer. They claim she was “extremely rude and demanding,” while another describes her as “a pain in the ass” who refused to tip and brushed her arm with a napkin when the server accidentally grazed it.

4. Drake

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Despite his jaw-dropping net worth of $260 million, Drake has faced allegations of being parsimonious when settling his dues. However, an individual claims that Drake argued with the restaurant's general manager over a room fee for keeping the restaurant open four hours after closing and paid the full amount with no tip.

5. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is a multi-talented celebrity who has succeeded in music, film, and television. However, her reputation among service industry workers could be more glamorous. Multiple sources have reported that J-Lo is a terrible tipper, and one incident even suggests that she took back a $100 tip offered by her then-fiancé, Ben Affleck.

To make matters worse, some have described J-Lo as a model of self-important pomposity. According to several Redditors, the celebrity can be nasty and rude to service industry workers, leaving them with a sour taste in their mouths after serving her.

6. Usher

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Despite his impressive wealth, Usher, the acclaimed R&B artist, is infamous for his underwhelming tipping habits and his challenging demeanor, as per the reports of one user. He insists on having his staff act as intermediaries between him and the servers, making it difficult for servers to get direct feedback.

7. Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway, the Oscar-winning actor, is renowned for her fastidiousness, but her scrupulousness doesn't always extend to her breakfast choices. As per one individual, Hathaway made a server endure the inconvenience of redoing her breakfast order four times before finally deciding to order something else entirely. Dealing with such diva-like tendencies can undoubtedly prove exasperating for servers.

8. Mariah Carey

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The queen of pop, Mariah Carey, has certainly earned her diva reputation, which extends to her dining-out experiences. A server revealed that Carey could be an absolute nightmare to serve, exhibiting scant regard for her entourage and the restaurant staff. To top it off, the server shared a startling incident where they were instructed not even to look at the superstar while she dined at their establishment.

9. Tiger Woods

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Despite being a billionaire and one of the greatest golfers in history, Tiger Woods' restaurant etiquette needs to improve on his legendary sporting prowess. As per an individual, Woods can come across as distant, impolite, and infamous for being a lousy tipper. Sadly, his challenging behavior is not just limited to restaurants, as reports suggest that he can be challenging to work with at golf courses and other venues too.

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10. Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour is a highly influential figure in the fashion industry, but her behavior when dining at restaurants is reportedly anything but fashionable. According to Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, the former maitre d' at NYC's Michelin-starred restaurant Le Coucou, Anna Wintour tends to march in without a reservation and demand a table. Cecchi-Azzolina also claims that Wintour can be horrid to the entire staff and requests that her steak is served rarely and immediately. While some may appreciate the fashion icon's boldness, her behavior is only sometimes appreciated by the restaurant staff, who have to deal with her demanding ways.

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