Starbucks Barista Majorly Goofs on Helen Hunt's Name

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Posted May 24, 2016 6:44 AM CDT
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, Helen Hunt arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. In a Twitter post on May 23, 2016, Hunt wrote that she was...   (Rich Fury)
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(Newser) – Celebrities—they're just like us. Helen Hunt says Starbucks mangled the spelling of her name on her drink order, but the goof was a little more extreme than "Hellen." A confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster—and didn't even manage to spell the wrong name correctly, reports the AP. Hunt says she asked a Starbucks barista if she wanted her name after giving her order. She tweets the barista "winked and said. 'We Gotcha'," ending the tweet #jodiefoster and a picture of a drink with "Jody" penned on it.

Later came this reply from @starbucks: "@HelenHunt Sorry about that! We hope the drink was still as good as it gets." This is far from the first time Hunt has been confused with Foster. In a 1994 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, she discussed being mistaken for Foster by a cashier in a supermarket checkout line. She said crime boss John Gotti remarked on their similar looks, as well. (Check out more epic Starbucks fails here and here—or more celebrity lookalikes here.)

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