Rihanna sent Charlize Theron proof that their publicist likes her better


Charlize and her non-tiny-bangs hairstyle appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote Long Shot, which opens today. It’s hard for a person like me to ever relate to a person like Charlize but I was able to do it a couple of time during this interview. Apparently, she and I both randomly injure ourselves. I broke a toe swimming and Charlize ended up in the ER after trying to put on kneepads. She also gets trolled by those who love her. In my case, it’s my two older brothers. In Charlize’s, though, she gets trolled by someone as cool as Rihanna. Rihanna and Charlize share the same publicist, which, I mean – dream job. She just drops those two names into a conversation and the phone rings off the hook. However, a good publicist doesn’t stop there. So Amanda Silverman (the publicist) tries to add a personal touch with birthday salutations. Only her messages were a bit lopsided this year, something Rihanna decided to rub in Charlize’s face:

We share something in common, we are both fans of Rihanna. You share something else with her, which is you guys have the same publicist

Yes. Which is tough. I get it , I mean. You want your publicist to like you. Like, you want to think that your publicist thinks you’re worth putting out there in the world and that has to come from a very authentic place. It’s hard when your other client is somebody like Rihanna. Like your coolness levels never (even out). But I sincerely thought that my publicist really loved me. So, for my birthday, she always sends me like a little text, and she was just like “happiest birthday.” She didn’t even write ‘birthday’, she just wrote ‘bday’. And then a couple of months ago, I got something in the mail and it was a t-shirt and Rihanna had made a t-shirt of the birthday greeting that my publicist gave her, which was literally like, “to my FAVORITE, most favorite client ever!” or the best. And Rihanna wrote in the following email, “I’m making a t-shirt of this and sending it to Charlize.” And I don’t think my publicist, Amanda, ever thought that was going to happen.

But she did! Rihanna printed the messages out, put them on a t-shirt and shipped it to Charlize:


This is next level trolling and I could not be in more awe of Rihanna for it. Like, this doesn’t reset the bar, if breaks the bar in half and uses the pieces as Nunchaku. Seth thinks it’s a riot too. He cracks Charlize up by saying that he first thought it was really nice of Rihanna to do this, but then realized, “I guess she’s got t-shirt money, right?”

The other way I could relate to Charlize during this interview is that neither of us can sing. Apparently, there was supposed to be a scene of her singing karaoke in this film but it was cut – because Charlize can’t sing. She said she warned the filmmakers prior but once she did the scene, they decided it best to leave it on the cutting room floor. As Seth said, “You sang so bad, it couldn’t be put in a comedy.” It’s nice to know even people like Charlize have an Achilles heel, isn’t it?




Photo credit: WENN Photos and YouTube

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

24 Responses to “Rihanna sent Charlize Theron proof that their publicist likes her better”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Gigi La Moore says:

    Funny story.

  2. BearcatLawyer says:

    Just when I think I cannot possibly like Rihanna more, she outdoes herself.

    • asdfa says:

      she is the BEST. I still remember buzzfeed posting this article comparing Rihanna’s photoshoots when posing with fans vs. Avril Lavigne’s…freaking hilarious.

      • sequinedheart says:

        it’s the funniest. She seems like the loveliest silliest girl who I would die to hang with! Avril looks pained by pretty much everything about being around her fans.

  3. Tris says:

    I guess Rhianna’s Pseudonym is Robyn Fenty!

    • Ira says:

      I thought it is her legal name? Or is it her mom’s?

    • Gaby says:

      Not Pseudonym. Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, that’s why her makeup and lingerie line are under the Fenty Beauty brand.

    • olive says:

      no, it’s her legal name. rihanna is her middle name.

  4. Eleonor says:

    This made my day! LOL

  5. Kittycat says:

    This is hilarious

  6. Jen says:

    Hey!! I have some things in common with Charlize too. I can’t sing and I’ve dated- but not married or had babies with- slimeballs (looking at you Sean Penn).

  7. Oceanbreeze says:

    Love this story! Rihanna is the best.

  8. original_kellybean says:

    Charlize looks great in this interview. The hair, the makeup, especially that lipstick colour. Who knew she could be so personable. She always seems so cold and bitchy but maybe that’s because she is so beautiful. Or maybe after have two children she has relaxed a bit. I don’t know.

    She also has beautiful hands. And legs. Jeez.

    • original_kellybean says:

      And that’s coming from someone who is cold and bitchy…so please don’t attack me.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      ‘She also has beautiful hands. And legs. Jeez.’

      As my husband likes to hammer into my brain, if you had many hours every single day devoted to nothing but your physical maintenance and ‘upgrades,’ and the money to make it so, we’d all be our most beautiful.

      • original_kellybean says:

        I have had “old lady hands” since I was a young teen so it would take a miracle for my hands to look that good.

  9. Seraphina says:

    Her singing may be bad, but those bangs are killing me: it’s an assault to my eyes.

  10. Raina says:

    I once had a long time friend send me a birthday text on the wrong day, 2 days before, and addressed to a different name. She forwarded several birthday texts to friends born around the same time but idiot left the wrong name on the text lol. So, basically, someone named Sarah got the only real text.
    I’ve been regifting her azz ever since because petty 😉
    I also had a “close” friend send me birthday wishes on the wrong day even though we SHARED a birthday date.
    It’s kinda funny. Texts tend to muck up friendships. Don’t leave “paper” trails if you’re a moron

  11. ClaireB says:

    I was surprised how funny I found her in this interview. She always seems so uptight and haughty, but I may have to admit that it’s possible just her face? And maybe she’s more reserved than I expect actors to be and I’m interpreting that as coldness.

  12. Jerusha says:

    Check out Charlize and Seth on Corden last night. They did a funny segment of x number of romcoms in x minutes.

  13. Dee Kay says:

    I’ve been waiting forever to see Theron in a good rom com and I am really hoping The Long Shot is it. We have tickets to see it tomorrow so fingers crossed it is not a waste of time!!!!! I like Theron and Rogen independently so I hope they have chemistry together!!!!!

  14. SM says:

    I relate to being elbowed by a child in my sleep. Other than that, there were two interviews of her recently (one by Howard Stern) where people apparently think that it is ok to ask a woman why she is not in a relationship (like, what’s wrong with you). I find that annoying but unlike me, Charlize just rolls with it. Her reaction makes me like her even more.

  15. Naddie says:

    1- I love the mood of it all.
    2- She looks amazing with dark hair.
    3- I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to not like Rihanna more than Charlize.