Tiger Woods: The AP’s “Athlete of the Decade” also plays the starring role in the scandal of the year. Tiger Woods’ nice-guy image took a beating when he admitted to “infidelity” after a mysterious late-night SUV crash outside his Florida home Nov. 27. More than a dozen alleged mistresses materialized and some big-money endorsement deals evaporate
The Gosselins: ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ = huge ratings for the mega-family reality TV series. Jon & Kate plus alleged affairs plus countless tabloid headlines = lower ratings and divorce. The last episode of the show aired Nov. 23. The Gosselins — parents of 9-year-old twins and 5-year-old sextuplets — officially ended their marriage Dec. 18.
Carrie Prejean: The Miss USA runner-up became the darling of Christian conservatives for opposing same-sex marriage — and praising “opposite marriage” — in answering a question from pageant judge Perez Hilton on April 19. But things turned ugly for the beauty queen when racy photos of her, taken when she was 17, hit the Internet in May, followed by news about her pageant-financed breast implants and finally a solo sex tape. Prejean was stripped of her title as Miss California USA for breaches of contract.
Rihanna/ Chris Brown: The world watched in disgust as details of the former RnB couple’s domestic violence incident were revealed. Although Chris Brown was convicted, the drama did not end there.
Kanye: The phrase “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma Let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time!” will never get tired.
Michael Jackson: With scandal after scandal engulfing his family and estate, the King of Pop is yet to truly rest in peace.