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Rihanna, Jon Gosselin, Carrie Prejean, Tiger Woods, Heene Ballon Boy

Larry Busacca/Getty Images; INFphoto; AP Photo/ Denis Poroy; Hunter MArtin/Getty Images

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.

So after a year of Jon Gosselin and Tiger Woods, of Chris Brown and Michael Jackson, of Octomom and Balloon Boy, we're going to let you decide the biggest story.

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