Charlize Theron is scowly, rude, unpleasant at her new SoulCycle studio


Over the summer, we heard a really funny story about Charlize Theron. Tia Mowry apparently goes to the same SoulCycle as Charlize, and Tia mentioned to In Touch Weekly that she once went over to Charlize to say “hi” to her and Charlize’s reaction was to roll her eyes and say “OH MY GOD.” Tia said Charlize was “just mean.” Sources later claimed that Charlize was trying to get Tia banned from SoulCycle (what happens at SoulCycle stays at SoulCycle) but other sources were like, “Meh, this never happened.” Tia tried to back-track a little too, but I still believe her original story. Anyway, here’s the latest:

As In Touch has previously reported, Charlize Theron was called out for diva behavior at a SoulCycle class in Beverly Hills for being rude to Tia Mowry.

Now, In Touch exclusively reveals that the Oscar winner has switched cycling studios — but took her attitude with her!

“She always arrives late to class with a scowl on her face and has the nerve to ask people who are already settled on their bikes to switch,” a source at West Hollywood’s Crunch gym exclusively tells In Touch. “She always causes a scene. People know to steer clear of her!”

[From In Touch Weekly]

I have no problem believing that Charlize always wears a scowl and I totally believe that she’s rude and unpleasant in general. But! I think Charlize has been in Africa, filming The Last Face with Sean Penn for the past few months. Is she even in LA? Or are these older stories of Charlize’s bitchiness? Oh, and I HATE when people are late. Is Charlize the kind of person who shows up late to a spin class?


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  1. bns says:

    What a miserable woman.

  2. Kiddo says:

    The people who are bitching are petty too. Geez, talk about earth shattering problems. Probably everyone in that class falls under some variation of diva.

    • Mike says:

      Honestly I a beginning to wonder if the constant desire to be super thin in Hollywood is causing some of this behavior. Maybe everybody is super hungry and has low blood sugar,. I know that I can be a real bastard if I don’t eat. I am not even aware when I do it but I can really tell the difference after I eat something. Maybe a nice cheeseburger can bring back nice Charlize. I really want to like her again and it is getting harder with all these stories

      • Mira says:

        HA! This made me laugh. I used to LOVE Charlize Theoren. However, when I saw Lainey’s blind item and the Tia Mowry story, I had no trouble believing them. I still love her, just in a different sort of way now.

      • derpshooter says:

        heh, an entire city full of hangry folks.

      • Candy Love says:

        Well these types of stories about Charlize have been around for years.

      • Erin says:

        Do you really base your opinion of a celebrity (who you have never met) on stories from gossip sites?

      • Tanguerita says:

        @Erin I guess you (as opposed to us, poor things) base your opinions of celebrities on your intimated relationsips and deep conversations with them?

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    You shouldn’t be allowed to go into a class if you’re late. And asking someone to switch bikes is unthinkable. I would say no.

    I will stand up for her on the scowling, though. I frown when I concentrate. My yoga instructor tells me at least once in every class to turn the corners of my mouth up. I’m trying to get into that habit, but I do forget. So maybe she just frowns when she exerts herself. Maybe.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      As a person with resting bitch face I’m not going to judge her for the scowling either, but get there on time Charlize and no, no one wants to switch bikes.

      • JM says:

        I suffer from resting bitchface too but would NEVER arrive late to class and then have the audacity to ask someone to switch bikes. I can’t even write what my response would be to Ms. Theron if she tried that crap with me.

      • Leftovers says:

        +1 for the resting bitch face brigade. That yoga class remark sounds familiar as well. I have the loveliest instructors, and yet when listening to the instructions this face probably looks like it could cut glass.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Same on the resting bitch face. I once got written up for it by an insane manager at another job I had. Like really? You’re not paying me to be a cheerleader, you’re payments by me to run your store. I was pleasant when interacting with people.

      • Onthedownlow says:

        Resting bitchface member here as well. I hate when people say why are you making that face and I’m like what face. Or, why you look like that. I guess I need to learn how to smize.

        I know this is irrelevant but those dimples in Charlize thighs in the pic with Sean is making my bitchface smile. Even thin celebs have cellulite.

      • MrsB says:

        Yep, me too. I don’t know how many times,complete strangers have passed me, and felt the need to say something like “come on it can’t be that bad, can it?” Or some variation of that.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I have resting bitch face, too. Someone once told me “no one likes a sad ginger.” Bite me.

      • I Choose Me says:

        I dunno if I have resting bitchface or not but I’m not going to go around smiling if I have no reason too. I dislike people telling other people to smile.

        And on another rant, if I tell you I don’t want tomato with my fish burger do not tell me it’s good for me and no, saying it with a smile doesn’t make it okay. Just take my fricking order and be done.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Who can forget, “you look so pretty when you smile”, I only heard it 50,000 times or so. You know what, maybe I don’t want to smile, maybe I have nothing to smile about and I’m not a trained monkey here to dance for your pleasure. Poor monkey.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I’ll stand up for that too. The way my face naturally relaxes looks as if I am two seconds away from punching someone.

      • chaka1 says:

        I have the SAME issue with resting bitch face. My husband always yells at me to smile and be happy! I am happy dam it!!!

    • Kiddo says:

      I would ignore it (lateness), and not submit to changing bikes. She probably enters late so she doesn’t have to chit chat before class. So what? KWIM? Focus on your own workout.

      • Kitten says:

        Possibly, but I cannot stand it when people come late to class. At my gym, we have several studios with ticketed classes. Certain classes require a good amount of equipment and fill up FAST. It’s just a huge disruption when you have someone coming in late, and walking in front of people, tripping over equipment trying to set their sh*t up. Plus space is so limited to begin with….

      • Kiddo says:

        “settled on their bikes” sounds like the class hasn’t started. You aren’t settled when you’re peddling furiously. No one said she walked in front of anyone. Not sticking up for her, just saying that the rumblings are petty too.

      • Kitten says:

        I was just talking about people coming in late to class, Kiddo, not about whether Charlize was late or not.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I was thinking more of yoga class,when all the mats are set up, and there’s no more room, and your ten minutes into it and somebody comes in and everybody has to stop and rearrange mats. Except at my studio, you aren’t allowed in after the class starts. I think it’s a good policy.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        You aren’t allowed in late to my pilates class, either.

      • FLORC says:

        Here’s my issue. I’m an instructor for Spin. Depending on the gym/studio you get great energy and polite people to entitlement issues.

        It’s up to the gym/studio regarding late entry/sign up for classes. She might be allowed to be late. I don’t like it, but I don’t block people who have signed up for the class entry 10 or 15 minutes late. They cheated themselves out of a warmup and workout. Not my problem.
        What really irks me is someone has set up that bike, warmed up on it, and is currently sweating all over it. I have a class that likes to jump on their bikes immediately after the previous class exits. Some of them even wipe down the bike themselves instead of waiting for the user to take care of it. It gets possessive. They’ll start peddling 30 minutes or more before class starts. We all want that great spot infront of the mirror and have a favorite bike, but still. Too much.

        And depending on her SoulCycle location they may not have the “reserve a bike” policy. You can do that at some about a week in advance. A month at others.
        Within the member/instructor circuit this is said to be true. Charlize has been flying back and forth for a while now.

      • Bridget says:

        Being late might be bad form, but I could never imagine an instructor blocking someone from coming in late if it wasn’t the gym’s stated policy to disallow latecomers. That said, if you’re late at least have the good grace to be as unobtrusive as possible and don’t disrupt others’ workout.

      • FLORC says:

        I watched someone once ask a rider who was 10 minutes in for their bike. They had the best bike. The bike people get in early for. The best seat, settings, resistance, etc… Whatever it is they like the bike. I told them to find a free bike and they reported me as rude to the gym owner. Some people throw their weight around. They push. And others don’t want to cause an issue. They may feel that big name means more as a client than they do.

        End of the day ii’ve not only heard too many like stories about CT, but it’s confirmed gossip within this circuit i’m connected to.

    • Fifee says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Its incredibly rude to come in late to start with but if you have to, enter quietly and sit at the back. Someone asking me to switch would be told exactly where to go.

      As for bitchface, thats my natural look unfortunately so back off … hah!

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yep, I’ve heard “Cheer up!” many times when I felt perfectly cheerful, and it has always mortified me and messed with the rest of my day. Then my bitchface & I arrived at Celebitchy and suddenly I realized there was not only a name for my problem (RBF), but also a gathering-place for the bitchfaced.

      Now we need to figure out the name of the island that all self-appointed sidewalk in-your-face looks-commentators should be banished to so that they can live out their days f*cking with one another’s self esteem.

    • JudyK says:

      Being perpetually late is a sure sign of a Narcissist. I once dated an attorney who was late for everything, including his own job. I once asked him why, and he said he “wanted to make his presence known.” Exactly. Should have ended it then.

      Also have resting bitchface and can’t count the number of times I’ve been told to smile. How rude.

  4. Amy says:

    Well, now the Sean Penn thing makes more sense.

  5. Jaderu says:

    Who doesn’t show up late and bitchy to a gym?
    I still do it but dammit I’m not gonna like it! *folds arms* HUmphffffff!

  6. FingerBinger says:

    Before people have a meltdown and the vitriol begins ,I’d like to point to out that Charlize has been in South Africa filming a movie for the last 2 or 3 months.

    • Jaderu says:

      See. Here you go again Finger with your sound reasoning and facts.

    • Gina says:

      Yeh, it’s definitely made up, plus the alleged ‘source’ has got nothing…. she’s was late and asked to switch bikes?

    • Tiffany27 says:

      Time out, is that Wanda in your pic???

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Who cares about the facts when the rumor is entertaining?
      Honestly who never came late to a sport club ? Or bitchy?

      • Bridget says:

        No commentary on the veracity of the story, but its actually incredibly bad form to come into a class like this late. It disrupts the other participants and the instructor. This isn’t just wandering into a step class in your local athletic club. I know the last couple of yoga studios I’ve attended actually lock the doors once class begins.

      • BunnyBabe says:

        I am the latest person alive but I know that showing up to exercise class late is not only rude and disruptive but actually dangerous because you have not had time to warm up your muscles. I will skip class that day if I’m late at all.

        My face, however, cannot be helped. Resting bitch face for sure. People always ask “what’s wrong” and I say oh nothing I was born like this. I try to wear a pleasant face but it takes effort!

    • Adrien says:

      Th incident happened inSoulcycle, South Africa branch.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        The source says it happened in West Hollywood. If you are talking about the West Hollywood in South Africa, I stand corrected :).

    • Kitten says:

      +1, Fingerbinger.
      The stories coming about her are so effin’ silly at this point.

      Also, I too suffer from RBF.

  7. Sam says:

    She’s rich. She could totally buy a stationary bike and have it installed in her house if she wants to spin totally alone and undisturbed by anyone. Asking a person to move is so rude and ignorant. If she just can’t get her schedule together, stay home. Plenty of trainers will come to you.

    • Decloo says:

      Exactly! Who works out with the peasants when they don’t have to?

    • FLORC says:

      Sam have you even been to a really good spin class? It’s awesome. You feed off the energy in the room and you push eachother. I’m a big cyccler and runner, but it’s difficult for me to do it alone. I’d rather run a track at the gym some days than go alone in my safe neighborhood. It’s a comfort thing.
      And SoulCycle is pricey. Quite a few cycling studios are. Maybe $15 per class and buying in bulk doesn’t decrease price that much.

      • Sam says:

        Yes, I have been to spinning. I’ve been in classes that ranged from more “group” oriented to those that are more about focusing on yourself.

        I’m not sure what your point is exactly. If she doesn’t want to bother interacting with people or observing rules of common decency, then she should avail herself of the option of doing it in the privacy of her own home. Why is that hard to do?

      • FLORC says:

        My point is in that class you have someone pushing you. You don’t have to talk to anyone else or be friendly even. You go because it’s a pack taking on the same struggle together. And there is a “fitness facilitator” guiding you. You go in a type of auto pilot and listen to the music and beat. You listen to commands. You are free of decisions because you’re being dictated to. That is why many people don’t simply by the bikes and work out at home without going to indoor cycling classes.

        And my point of my story was stated. Some people don’t like to work out alone. Some people like to be around others. That doesn’t mean they want to enter the gym like an episode of Cheers. They might not even say a word to another person. It’s an environmental factor of a pack.

      • Josefa says:

        I can understand why someone would prefer that kind of enviroment, but come on now. You’ll enter a room full of people. A minimal ammount of social interaction will happen, especially if everyone knows who you are. It doesn’t have to be an episode of Cheers, but it can be an episode of normal everyday life in which someone says Hi and you politely reply. It’s like going to the beach and getting mad because some sand got in your flip flops.

        I’m sure this story was made up, but it’s not like it seems implausible.

  8. Brin says:

    She should spend her money on a home gym and personal trainer, why should other people have to be put out for her.

  9. Tifygodess24 says:

    My biggest issue is when celebrities act like they are better than everyone else – last I knew the people you are “better than” are the same people who put you in your “celebrity” And afforded you the luxuries that most of us can never even imagine. You can have all the talent in the world but without being marketable and profitable you are sh*t -so chill girl . You don’t have to be nice but don’t act so entitled and b*tchy!

  10. Gina says:

    I live in NYC and frequent soul cycle. I’ve been in class with Jake Gyllenhaal, Katie Holmes and Karlie Kloss all on separate occasions and every single time they all arrive late. It’s as if they wait until the class has started and it’s dark so no one sees them. Never has any one had to move off their bike, they’ve always just had an empty bike hidden in a corner ready for the celeb when they enter.

  11. Loopy says:

    Not excusing her bitchy behaviour but I am one of those people who don’t want to make light conversation right after I have exercised my butt off,of course she could of just said hi and kept it moving but why do celebrities feel like they can just walk up to each other and expect to be acknowledged at the end of the day Tia was just another stranger to her.

    • Alexis says:

      Did not realize this at the time of the “scandal”, but Charlize almost certainly DID know of the Mowery twins, given that Tamara also was in a relationship with Charlize’s ex, Seth McFarlane. Not sure if it was before or after CT. Just another wrinkle to the story, which I find pretty amusing.

      • FLORC says:

        That’s a wrinkle? Because the tas made a link doesn’t mean the actual people did.
        I think that’s reading into the details too much. And knowing a name and face isn’t the same.

  12. NewWester says:

    Rich,beautiful and has an adorable child. Why be so miserable? I forgot she wakes up next to Sean Penn

  13. Lola says:

    Meh this sounds fake and is just fan fiction that is derived from the original gossip that started with that whiny sister sister girl.

    Charlize always been an ice queen with some bitch in her that’s not news. But seriously the tabloids are milking out the soul cycle drama at this point for all it’s worth.

  14. MediaMaven says:


  15. Chris2 says:

    This definitely falls under the “déjà entendu” category.
    (Or, as my mother used to say, expressing the mildest of mild surprise:
    “Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs!!”)

  16. Kim1 says:

    I am not a fan of CT but I still believe these followup stories are tabloid fiction.She rolled her eyes at Tia now let’s move on.

  17. Adrien says:

    Why can’t these wealthy people have their own gym in their houses and bring trainers there? You know, like Gwyneth or Madge. I can’t imagine someone CT’s stature joining a fitness club even in one with very exclusive membership?

  18. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    This is why she still has the cellulite. Cottage cheese and whine for dinner tonite!

  19. Nancy says:

    Scowly, rude, unpleasant–def words I’d use to describe A LOT of people who go to SoulCycle.

  20. Tippy says:

    It sounds as if she craves the company and/or attention of ordinary folks but uses rudeness as a defense mechanism.

  21. smcollins says:

    I read in an interview many years ago that she had a pretty traumatic childhood. Her father used to beat her mother, and her mother wound up killing him in self defense. That may explain her icy, closed off demeanor but why she’s apparently so rude to people is anyone’s guess. Oh well…

    • Nancy says:

      Many of us had horrible childhoods but don’t use them as an excuse to mistreat people or behave badly.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      IMO she has this huge sense of entitlement and she would expect everyone to accommodate her every whim. Trauma or no trauma, there are always people who think they are much better and more deserving than others.
      Also, I don’t remember her being so bitchy (sorry) before, for example when she was with ST.

  22. luana says:

    I’m DELIGHTED that in the last picture with Penn is clear that she has CELLULITE!

  23. derpshooter says:

    whatever on the scandal. but what is up with her neck in the top photo? and does she have some kind of rash on her collarbone?

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      I don’t think it’s a rash, but a weird ‘interaction’ between the background light and the bright fabric of her dress, reflected on her skin.

  24. maddelina says:

    I dont believe this story.

  25. kri says:

    Oh shit, someone call the Soul Cycle Huntsman!! LMAO! Who knew one Mowry could bring down the Evil Ice Queen. This is hilarious reading!! CT could buy her own bike and trainer if she wanted to. (Cannot imagine being her trainer-terrifying).

  26. may23 says:

    My God but she is stunning!

  27. Byte Me says:

    Charlize is a very pretty woman but damn she wears that bitch face well.

  28. Godwina says:

    I must be naive because it shocks me that even a celeb thinks she’s entitled to bump someone off public gym equipment that someone else got because they arrived sooner. I mean, yes, I know it happens (humans are weirdos) but Holy Cats. Wow.

  29. Jan says:

    I suspected she was arrogant. She has a disrespectful “tone” when she talks to anyone and a condescending attitude. She has this illusion of being God-like and superior to other people. It’s rare to see a warm smile on her. I don’t think she has handled fame very well…she has no people skills either…loves to be combative.

  30. Tillie says:

    The article says that she attended a spin class at the West Hollywood Crunch (which is just an all-purpose gym that has classes), not that she found a new SoulCycle location. FWIW.

  31. Joh says:

    So entitled, goodness -she is just an actress…………………

  32. SnarkGirl says:

    I would love to have Her Scowliness show up at my gym and try to pull that crap. I have zero tolerance for people at the gym who obviously need to go back to kindergarten and learn how to play well with others.

    Late for class? Too bad for you. Want ”your” bike when I’m already on it and set up? Go f*ck yourself.

    Maybe someone should send her some episodes of Sesame Street on DVD.

  33. Longhorn says:

    I met or i should say ran into Charlize once and she was very pleasant. She even smiled. LOL! My experience with her was very different from Tia Mowry’s. So maybe Charlize had a few bad days like the rest of us. Btw- i think I’ma friendly person except when I’m driving in LA traffic. I think we all get cranky sometimes

  34. Angela says:

    Why doesn’t anybody knock this bitch out? I have never liked her because I deemed her rude in interviews (even before these stories came about) and these SoulCycle stories do not surprise me. She does it because people let her get away with it. Like a child

  35. ican'tsnap says:

    Can we just settle, right here, right now, that Charlize Theron is a complete self-absorbed bitch? (Oh, and she’s stupid too.) Someone just posted this in the comments on the Viola Davis story:

    Watch Theron rudely interrupt Davis as she makes a wonderful point about her experience as a WOC in Hollywood. Why? To give Davis a (condescending) ego boost! Way to totally misunderstand what she’s saying.