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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/22/2007

Celebritology 101: Stalkerazzi Avoidance Tactics

Victoria Beckham may be plastic, but plans to snap pics of the former Spice Girl recently blew up in the faces of a horde of stalkerazzi who were chagrined to find they'd been tailing an inflatable stand-in for the former Spice Girl.

Not since a pregnant Gwen Stefani hid in the backseat of her brother's car to reach the relative safety of a Target mega-store, has a group of paparazzi been so handily outwitted. While cameras were busy snapping Mrs. Beckham's latex doppelganger, the real Posh was far away, enjoying a private shopping spree at an L.A. adult novelty store.

Whether this brilliant bit of surreal bait-and-switch was Posh's brainstorm has not yet been confirmed, but I'm willing to give the former Spice Girl credit for outsmarting the camera-toting mob. After all, this is the woman responsible for parlaying her time in the spotlight as a member of a cheesy girl group into full-blown superstardom -- a move that has her and husband David Beckham sharing tabloid space with TomKat and Brangelina.

Neither the blow-up doll nor Posh had any comment about the stunt before being deflated and stored for the next photo op.

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/22/2007

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