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Part 2 - DL Waiters = Rate Best & Worst Celebrities You've Waited On

There's got to be more stories out there about movie stars eating out in LA and hitting on the waiters...

by Anonymousreply 80June 28, 2022 12:06 AM

Did anyone comment yet on Jimmy Buffett's obnoxious behavior? Maybe I missed it. If not, please chime in.

by Anonymousreply 1May 23, 2022 1:54 AM

Somone did, R1, but they didn't offer any juicy details.

by Anonymousreply 2May 23, 2022 8:07 AM

Jeez! I haven’t finished reading the first thread! Is there an easy way to scroll down to where I left off? It’s around reply 350.

by Anonymousreply 3May 23, 2022 8:18 AM

The first thread.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 23, 2022 8:46 AM


by Anonymousreply 5May 23, 2022 11:14 AM

That's what I thought - thanks r2.

by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2022 1:22 PM

I waited on a shitfaced Ray Liotta one night. He was with an older guy, who kept ordering more and more alcohol for the two of them. I think it was a grooming situation.

by Anonymousreply 7May 23, 2022 1:42 PM

Danny Bonaduce in a Korean restaurant. He was genial, most of the clientele didn’t know him.

by Anonymousreply 8May 23, 2022 1:59 PM

Morgan Freeman with his granddaughter. A total gentleman and so pleasant to everyone.

by Anonymousreply 9May 23, 2022 4:27 PM

It didn’t happen in a restaurant, but I saw Dog the Bounty Hunter in a jewelry store. He was wearing his bounty Hunter outfit, and looked as outlandish as he did on his television program

He was visibly annoyed because people recognized him and started taking his picture.

by Anonymousreply 10May 23, 2022 4:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 11May 24, 2022 3:43 PM

Let's not lose our momentum now, bitches! That last thread was golden.

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2022 11:41 PM

I am one of those STILL waiting to hear the details of the Jimmy Buffett encounter.

by Anonymousreply 13May 26, 2022 9:19 PM

I served John Cleese and Michael Palin. Delightful and polite. Cleese spent the evening roaring with laughter at Palin's banter. Palin was very quiet and quite reserved when he dined alone.

by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2022 9:33 PM

Robin Williams once came into the place I was working and was an absolute riot. Salman Rushdie was also there and Robin used him as fodder, as well as every patron he came into contact with. He then sent two bottles of expensive champagne to the kitchen staff to thank them for his meal. Which he paid for. Unlike a certain French chef who comps certain celebrities in order to kiss their ass.

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2022 10:02 PM

When The Blacklist was in its first season, James Spader was a regular in our restaurant because he lived in the nabe. When the show became a smash hit in its second season, Spader turned into a pompous asshole. He would come in with his g'friend (or wife, who cared) and her kid, and order expensive wine, which he thought gave him the right to sit for hours, while staring at people who'd walk past his table. (He wanted to be seen). If anyone approached him, however, he was extremely rude and dismissive and would shut them down immediately. He turned into the supreme Douchenozzle.

by Anonymousreply 16May 28, 2022 12:49 AM

[quote]As far as I have to get an autograph - I find a lot of people think famous people owe them something. I am their fan and they would not be famous without me, therefore, they owe me.

Typed like a true psychopath.

The only people who pester celebrities for autographs are proles (we never meet anyone notable!), psychopaths, asian girls, and eBay sellers.

It's the ultimate naff act.

by Anonymousreply 17May 28, 2022 1:08 AM

R13. I want to hear Jimmy Buffet horror stories, too!

by Anonymousreply 18May 28, 2022 1:56 AM

[quote] She (Rosie O'Donnell) said that celebrities make obscene amounts of money, so if a fan who helped make you rich wants a few seconds of your time for a picture or an autograph, it's a very small price to pay.

You would be amazed how some actors have the opposite view

Michael Weatherly (NCIS & Bull) for instance - he says he never reads or answers fan mail. Because the people writing are responding to a character, owned by the network Not to him, the actor. As far as he is concerned, the mail is being written to the character, not to him. So he owes fans nothing.

by Anonymousreply 19May 28, 2022 2:27 AM

Weatherly is a scumbag.

by Anonymousreply 20May 28, 2022 2:30 AM

R10 I'm completely surprised about Dog. The couple of times I have been around him he has been wonderful. Maybe he was having a bad day. He is one of the nicest celebs I've come across.

by Anonymousreply 21May 28, 2022 2:31 AM

[quote]Typed like a true psychopath.

That person is describing the thinking of some people, not their own thinking. Because they didn't use quotation marks, the meaning is garbled. Instead of psychopathy, the poster suffers from illiteracy.

by Anonymousreply 22May 28, 2022 2:34 AM

R21 it is possible the Dog was trying to be discreet buying a ring for someone, and couldn't be as he was recognized. and that put him in a bad mood.

by Anonymousreply 23May 28, 2022 2:37 AM

^^He was supposedly asked to leave a nearby Friday’s for poor treatment of the wait staff and general unpleasantness.

by Anonymousreply 24May 28, 2022 2:38 AM

^He didn’t seem too interested in jewelry. His wife and her friend were interested in the Estate jewelry .

by Anonymousreply 25May 28, 2022 2:41 AM

Joan Collins would be a nightmare.

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by Anonymousreply 26May 28, 2022 2:45 AM

[Quote] Weatherly is a scumbag.

He has a point actually

by Anonymousreply 27May 28, 2022 3:04 AM

[quote] He has a point actually

so actors are just a working stiff like the rest of us - only difference is they make 10x more than working stiffs

by Anonymousreply 28May 28, 2022 3:11 AM

I think I told this story before, I used to volunteer at a place and met this old lady with lots of stories. She told me one about jfk Jr.

I don't remember all the details but she was carrying a bag of groceries across Central Park and jfk Jr knocked it over, not sure if she fell or not, she wasn't hurt in any case. He helped her put everything back in but she was kind of giving him some grief about it, they were talking and they exchanged names etc.

Cut to a couple weeks later, there was this Italian restaurant where they have free opera or some kind of promo once a week or month, like I said, I don't remember the details....this old lady went with her husband and jfk Jr was there too. He greeted her by her name and sent a bottle of very expensive wine to her table.

He was very sweet and respectful, that was the impression I got when she told me the story.

by Anonymousreply 29May 28, 2022 3:12 AM

I was molested by Harry Styles of One Direction while the rest of the group watched in an near-empty subway car between 59th St. and Rockefeller Center about ten years ago. I have no idea what they were doing in the subway. They walked in and spread out. Harry sat down next to me and pressed his left side against my right side and put his head on my shoulder. He said he was curious about the game I was playing on my phone. They were goofing on me, laughing and chattering away. I played along willingly. Then they left.

by Anonymousreply 30May 28, 2022 11:58 PM

Molested? MOLESTED? Some people would have creamed in their pants.

by Anonymousreply 31May 29, 2022 12:04 AM

I feel your pain R30.

by Anonymousreply 32May 29, 2022 1:07 AM

R30 Sure,Jan Ah someone’s fantasy spilling onto the DL.

by Anonymousreply 33May 29, 2022 1:14 AM

Years ago when Natasha Richardson died - a waiter posted on DL about his dealing with her.

The waiter had found her wallet after she left the restaurant he was working at, and called her to let her know, When Natasha came back to the restaurant, she was obviously grateful that he had found the wallet and called her. She tried to offer some cash as a reward and thanks. The waiter (DL poster) declined saying he was just doing his job.

The next day he comes into work and lovely bouquet of flowers is waiting for him. From Natasha as a thanks for turning in her wallet,

by Anonymousreply 34June 3, 2022 11:27 PM

yes james spader is a rude turd. waited on him in a watch store. honey he aint nothin special. downright fugly

by Anonymousreply 35June 5, 2022 7:31 PM

Fat and fugly, a true Beanie combo.

by Anonymousreply 36June 6, 2022 4:09 AM

That's it! The F&F, the new carb-stuffed combo plate at 54 Below!

by Anonymousreply 37June 6, 2022 5:00 PM

Just nice and funny and normal (late 80s-early 90s):

Andrea Martin

Mike Nichols

Madeline Kahn

Mercedes Ruehl


Barry Levinson/Paulina Porizkova/Rik Ocasek (they used to come in together-all nice as can be)

by Anonymousreply 38June 6, 2022 6:24 PM

Sweetest guy on earth- Charles Dutton

Everybody liked him a lot.

by Anonymousreply 39June 6, 2022 6:25 PM

Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall. Sweet couple. Never made ridiculous demands like Jake Fucking Gyllenhaal.

by Anonymousreply 40June 6, 2022 9:55 PM

Jerks, Mean, or Psychos (late 80s-early 90s):

Debra Winger- weird, snippy and miserable

Mandy Patinkin- same

Diahann Carroll- there just isn't time for this cunt, also a total alcoholic and screamer, just nuts.

Mike Tyson- was really new on the scene and had probably never eaten at a restaurant where you don't get your food at the counter. Called me a faggot as I walked away from the table. He actually seems cool now. I don't hold it against him.

Maureen McGovern- mean old lez

Christine Lahti and Griffin Dunne- both total losers

Adolph Green- entitled [italic]alterkocker[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 41June 7, 2022 1:08 AM

As sweet as can be:

Heavy D

Phoebe Cates

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Andie MacDowell

by Anonymousreply 42June 7, 2022 1:11 AM

If I encountered Phoebe Cates in any situation, I wouldn't be able to resist whispering in her ear:

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"

by Anonymousreply 43June 7, 2022 1:32 AM


met sal mineo after he had done fortune in mens eyes onstage in el lay. sweet fella.

by Anonymousreply 44June 7, 2022 6:46 AM

R41 could you elaborate on Christine Lahti? She always seemed like a nice person to me.

by Anonymousreply 45June 7, 2022 7:20 AM

R16 are you familiar with any of James Spader’s movies from the 80s? He tended to play a douche nozzle.

by Anonymousreply 46June 7, 2022 7:20 AM

[quote][R41] could you elaborate on Christine Lahti? She always seemed like a nice person to me.

No, she's just a difficult pain in the ass. Always wanting things we couldn't provide and being high maintenance. She was unpleasant in new and exciting ways. Nobody who works with her ever likes her, that's why her career promise was not fulfilled. She kneecaps herself.

by Anonymousreply 47June 7, 2022 6:40 PM

Lena Dunham was the cuntiest cunt who ever ate out. Nasty to servers, nasty to fans inside and outside the restaurant, and a shitty tipper. I never want to serve her again.

by Anonymousreply 48June 7, 2022 6:46 PM

I don't know how even middling stars read and answer their fan mail. Or they simply don't? It all gets thrown out after glancing at a few?

by Anonymousreply 49June 7, 2022 6:55 PM

[quote] No, she's just a difficult pain in the ass. Always wanting things we couldn't provide and being high maintenance. She was unpleasant in new and exciting ways.

Christine Lahti used to be a waitress herself, so surprising she would be that mean

by Anonymousreply 50June 7, 2022 7:20 PM

Don Rickles like to eat out in Manhattan with Regis Philbin. However, if anyone in the dining room came up to Regis, Don would torture him mercilessly. It was kinda sad.

by Anonymousreply 51June 18, 2022 1:06 AM

Kathleen Turner used to come into restaurants with her husband and friends, then excuse herself, and walk up to a manager or waiter furthest away from her table. She'd ask for a double vodka neat, then wait at the Ladies Room door until she got the drink. She'd down it, then go inside and do whatever. It would sound like a hog farm outside the door. She'd repeat the process several times during the night and eat very little. Did she actually think her husband didn't know? He'd have had to have been a moron to not realize she was doing massive amounts of blow.

by Anonymousreply 52June 20, 2022 2:31 PM

Was it 80s Kathleen Turner or older ?

by Anonymousreply 53June 20, 2022 2:37 PM

Have heard from several friends (NYC) that Natasha Richardson was a genuinely kind and lovely person, and a pleasure to work with when she was doing plays here. She also got Liam to clean up his act: he was much more abrupt with people before they married.

What a loss.

Kathleen Turner used to be batshit insane but I believe she's mellowed considerably. She also has a great (alas underutilized) sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 54June 20, 2022 2:47 PM

[quote]Never made ridiculous demands like Jake Fucking Gyllenhaal.

Tell us about it, r40.

As far as Michael Weatherly goes, I don't care if he answers fan mail. He performed one of the greatest acts of public service I've ever heard of: he got rid of Douche Coo, one of my least favorite actresses of all time.

by Anonymousreply 55June 20, 2022 3:15 PM

[quote] Harry sat down next to me and pressed his left side against my right side and put his head on my shoulder.

Maybe a stupid question but are female or male?

by Anonymousreply 56June 20, 2022 3:23 PM

R52/r53 she should have been a lot thinner!

by Anonymousreply 57June 20, 2022 3:34 PM

R53-It was 2000-2005, but I'd heard from others in the business it had been going on a long time. Rheumatoid arthritis, my ass.

by Anonymousreply 58June 20, 2022 3:47 PM

R57- She should have been, but the prednisone caused her weight gain.

by Anonymousreply 59June 20, 2022 3:49 PM

In the mid late 80s I was a cocktail waitress in a little nightclub attached to a big Holiday inn. We were in a suburb of Los Angeles. Gary Busey was staying at the hotel with some cast and crew working on a movie - for some reason I have NO memory of what the movie was. This was about a year before his motorcycle accident…… The Holiday Inn would close down like Mayberry at 10pm - room service, bar and restaurant were closed. Gary had a running tab and would sit at the back bar of the nite club and was surrounded by off duty waitresses, crew members, hanger ons - he would be “ON” and laugh and entertain and order rounds of drinks - in hindsight he acted like Kramer in Seinfeld. …. I was only 22 and a YOUNG 22 - I wasn’t Attracted at all and he was relieved and serious/normal with me. For about 2 weeks on week nights - he would tell his big partying group good night - he would go out the front door and walk 20 yards into the Holiday Inn. I would make 4 drinks for him and put them in coffee cups. Then I would get the keys that turned off the alarm on the fire door that connected the nite club and hotel. At exactly 10:30 I would unlock the door - Gary would be on the other side - usual bare footed in striped pajamas. I would give him the tray with his drinks in coffee cups and he would take them up to his room. I would lock the door back up and go back to work. He was very pleasant!

by Anonymousreply 60June 20, 2022 5:10 PM

I'm not a waiter but Goop goes to a restaurant in my hood where I know the whole staff. They all say she's pleasant and charming. Jerry Seinfeld is supposedly an absolute prick.

by Anonymousreply 61June 20, 2022 9:39 PM

World's shortest list: comics who are not assholes.

by Anonymousreply 62June 20, 2022 10:30 PM

A bartender friend once told me he was catering a fancy Hamptons party, and Jerry and his wife spent an extended period hanging at the bar, and he said they were talking to him all night and he really enjoyed them.

by Anonymousreply 63June 20, 2022 10:36 PM

R63 Andy is that you?

by Anonymousreply 64June 21, 2022 12:53 AM

[Quote] He performed one of the greatest acts of public service I've ever heard of: he got rid of Douche Coo, one of my least favorite actresses of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 65June 21, 2022 1:24 PM

I once waited on Jeane Cooper and Corben Bersen. After dinner,I offered Dessert and Jeanie wanted chocolate ice cream. We didn't have any, but I was a huge y&r fan so I ran across the street and got a pint of Hagen Daz. She was so grateful and tickled I did that. She tipped me 50 bucks over the tip for that and told my manager to give me a raise, that I was going places, gave me her card told me to call her anytime for a tour of Y&R. She was amazing. Corben just seemed annoyed at it all.

by Anonymousreply 66June 21, 2022 1:54 PM

I waited on Robert Duvall at a little bakery in Santa Cruz, CA around 1999. He was pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 67June 21, 2022 6:57 PM

R66 what a sweet story! I loved her as Katherine on Y&R and am glad to hear how kind she was after you went above and beyond for her!

by Anonymousreply 68June 21, 2022 7:19 PM

R66 I don't believe a word of it. She was miserable to everyone because I was the star of the show.

by Anonymousreply 69June 22, 2022 12:51 AM

Brendad, you never tipped anyone $50 in your entire life. And no one ever ran across the street for you for anything.

by Anonymousreply 70June 22, 2022 1:11 AM

R56 - I'm a gay guy.

by Anonymousreply 71June 22, 2022 1:51 PM

worst one woman show i ever saw, k turner doing tallulah, she talked so fast and jus ran thru the play. ghastly.

by Anonymousreply 72June 23, 2022 8:51 AM

Was that Looped?

by Anonymousreply 73June 23, 2022 9:36 AM

Looped is an awful play by an awful playwright (and pretty awful person)!

by Anonymousreply 74June 24, 2022 1:22 AM

Details, please, R74.

We have mutual "friends" but I've never gotten any specifics (I like a couple of his other plays)

by Anonymousreply 75June 24, 2022 1:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 76June 26, 2022 2:27 PM

Chuck Schumer frequents a few major NYC restaurants and behaves like a fucking dick. Usually late, then insists on holding a pre-planned press conference outside the restaurant about nothing important.

by Anonymousreply 77June 27, 2022 10:30 PM

re R77; I saw him on the Senate floor in 2015. He looked like a corpse.

by Anonymousreply 78June 27, 2022 10:47 PM

r17 he does that so he can write off the dinner.

by Anonymousreply 79June 27, 2022 11:53 PM

A close friend was a hostess at a perpetually stylish NYC restaurant and reported that Charlie Hunnam was not only extremely gracious and unassuming (even phoning apologetically to report that his party would be a couple of minutes late) but dove out of his way to give wait staff and busboys the right of way when he encountered them on the narrow stairwell.

by Anonymousreply 80June 28, 2022 12:06 AM
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