Diva is an overused term on these here internets but it’s always applicable to OD (original diva) Miss Diana Ross.
The former Supremes headliner made a scene at a noted Beverly Hills restaurant on Thursday when she was told she would have to follow rules and wait to be seated.
Ross arrived at Italian eatery La Scala to have lunch with her daughter and was informed they do not seat anyone until their entire party has arrived. Diana was on the scene before her daughter and was therefore asked to wait. The 68-year-old living legend was having none of this, according to the New York Post, and made her way to a corner booth.
Management, this is why they’re the managers after all, came to Ross’ claimed table and attempted to patiently inform her of their seating policy. In the process they let her know that she would not be served unless she waited for her daughter to arrive. Ross ignored their requests and once her daughter did show up they created a scene and stormed out.
The owner of La Scala, Gigi Leon, told the Post:
“Our policy is that we don’t sit incomplete parties. If people jump the line, our policy is we don’t serve them, and she was told that. We treat everyone the same, whether you’re famous or not. We love having her as a customer. We’d be happy to have her back.”
I think I like my Italian cuisine served with a little passive-aggressive flair! La Scala may not have had Diana stop in the name of love but they did have her walking when they applied their rules to everyone.
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