Mysterious A-list deaths! Sports-star harems! Strippers, beauty queens and fame-eating reality stars! With so many scumbags and so much juicy stuff, 2009 has been a giant-size feast of scandal.
Kicking off our Best of 2009 extravaganza, here are the 20 biggest scandals of the year. Vote for your fave—and then maybe wash your hands:
See the players in action with our Best of 2009: Juiciest Scandals photo gallery