Charlize Theron Says Pauly D Is Her Favorite ‘Jersey Shore’ Castmember

Oscar winner improves her record with MTV reality-show trivia.

Charlize Theron is a cultured, cosmopolitan actress who transformed herself to play Aileen Wuornos (to Oscar-winning effect) in 2003′s “Monster” and threw herself into roles in socially conscious films like “Battle in Seattle” and “North Country.” But the real sign of her worldly wisdom is her familiarity with none other than MTV’s blockbuster reality show, “Jersey Shore.”

“I know Snooki,” Theron told MTV News Saturday night at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards when asked how well she knew the show. “I know ‘The Situation’. [I know] Pauly.”

Theron’s familiarity with even a few of the folks on “Jersey Shore” is a significant improvement on her storied history with “The Hills,” which she discussed several times with MTV News. She even has a favorite of the Seaside Heights crew. “I would say that out of all of them, Pauly is the cutest.”

In between accidental F-bombs, another Theron trademark, she paid tribute to Snooki and JWoww, the show’s female contingent. “I love you all,” she said to the cast, who will all join MTV News on the red carpet for the MTV Movie Awards pre-show. “What are they called, guidettes? Rock on, guidettes!”

Don’t miss the live red-carpet coverage, exclusive movie clips and fist-pumping action on MTV News’ “Jersey Shore Blow-Out at the MTV Movie Awards,” airing live from Los Angeles this Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then stay tuned for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at 9 p.m. ET/PT.