When a star-in-the-making is finally given their key to the celebrity clubhouse, they turn in their civilian badge along with the privacy privileges that come along with it. But we can all agree that there are situations when hungry celebrity photographers go way to far.
Mischa Barton took to Twitter to share a story of a paparazzo who went to extreme lengths to get a few photos of the often bullied star.
"Thanks a lot to the photographer who decided to let the air out [of our] tires and watch us pump them back up," Barton tweeted.
The former "The O.C." actress went on to tell her Twitter followers that recent paparazzi incidents even brought her to tears, after photographers began hounding the star and her boyfriend while they were swimming at a secluded Formentera beach.
"Haven't been so upset about paparazzi pictures online in a long time," she continued.
But Barton isn't the only one to let out her paparazzi-induced frustrations on the social networking site. Miley Cyrus is also a very vocal paparazzi-hater -- and for good reason.
Alex Rodriguez is seen paying at the parking meter before entering a gym on in Miami Beach, Florida. When Rodriguez noticed awaiting photographers, he quickly hid behind the meter. (INF)
Lindsay Lohan tries to keep a low profile as her new assistant drives her home from Chateau Marmont. (Pacific Coast News)
Shia LaBeouf tries to hide his identity by wearing a paper bag mask and plastic bag over his wrist cast as he takes a stroll with a friend in Glendale. Shia forgets to hide his right wrist tattoo. (WENN)
Dustin Hoffman was spotted out walking in Brentwood, Calif., and playfully pretending to hide from photographers behind a mailbox. (Splash)
Justin Bieber attends the Xbox 360 event at the Fantasy Factory in LA. The suddenly shy tween pop idol tried to hide behind a copy of game Halo Reach as he left the event. (Pacific Coast News)
Mary-Kate Olsen finds a novel use for two coffee shop drinks! The former child star hid behind an iced coffee and a hot drink as she headed out in the East Village of New York City. (Pacific Coast News)
LeAnn Rimes tries to hide as she arrives at Los Angeles International Airport with husband Eddie Cibrian. (Bauer Griffin)
Isla Fisher hides behind her baby Elula's stroller as the mother-daughter duo enjoy a stroll in NYC. (Pacific Coast News)
Gwen Stefani hides as she leaves a nail salon with an assistant and her son Kingston. Just like his mom, Kingston also hides but not before reliably informing the photographer "No pictures today Mister!" (Bauer Griffin)
Brian Austin Green hides behind his coffee cup upon leaving the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (Bauer Griffin)
Lily Allen hides behind her passport after arriving at the Kings Cross St. Pancras train station from Paris. (Bauer Griffin)
Jessica Alba and her man, Cash Warren, sneak a kiss behind a magazine in Santa Monica. (Fame Pictures)
Katy Perry is sighted at the Miami International Airport on July 31, 2009 in Miami, Fla. (WireImage)
Tough guy Colin Farrell sneaks out of a yoga studio in Los Angeles, where the yoga mat-toting Farrell jumped into his car right after his workout. (Fame Pictures)
Kim Kardashian uses her Balenciaga motorcycle bag to shield herself from the paparazzi snapping a photo of her makeup-free face after leaving the Boom Boom & Beyond Salon. (Bauergriffinonline)
Lindsay Lohan goes to great lengths to cover herself from cameras at Los Angeles International Airport. (Bauergriffinonline)
Nicole Richie's jean jacket helps her hide as she leaves the gym. (Bauergriffinonline)
Rumer Willis plays peek-a-boo, hiding under the oversized collar of her coat as she leaves the Westside Theater. (Bauergriffinonline)
Lindsay Lohan draws more attention to herself by trying to hide behind an untitled script.