Celebrity Scandals Of 2009: Which Was The Most Shocking? (PHOTOS) 03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011 2009 saw scandalous tweets (Meghan McCain), shocking award show moments (Kanye) and underage pole dancing (Miley). What do you think most shocking moment of the year was? PHOTOS: celeb scandals 09 celeb scandals 09 Share 1 of 11 David Letterman's Affair, Blackmail Accusation David Letterman confessed to having an affair and alleged blackmail, apologizing to his wife in the process. Share this slide: David Letterman's Affair, Blackmail Accusation David Letterman confessed to having an affair and alleged blackmail, apologizing to his wife in the process. image Michael Lohan's release of family phone calls Michael Lohan reached a new low in parenting when he released several private family recordings to RadarOnline.com. The calls revealed old but painful details about daughter Lindsay's cutting, resistance to her mom's attempts to put her in rehab and general malaise. Lindsay slammed her dad over Twitter and is seeking a restraining order with her mom, Dina. image Kanye West's stage storming at the VMAs When Taylor Swift won Best Female Video of the year, Kanye took the stage to declare Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' video the best of the decade. He later apologized on his blog and on the phone to Taylor. image Meghan McCain's Twitpic Meghan McCain tweeted this chesty photo illustrating her idea of a progressive night in. Controversy ensued and she made an empty threat to quit Twitter but instead tweeted a half-hearted apology for any offense her boobs may have caused. image MacKenzie Phillips' incest admission In the walk-up to publishing her memoir, MacKenzie Phillips dropped a bombshell on Oprah when she announced she had a decade-long sexual relationship with her father, Mamas and Papas founder John Phillips. Some of the family was less than pleased about her public incest confessional, causing a rift that kept MacKenzie from spending the holidays with them. image Miley Cyrus' pole dancing performance 16-year-old Miley Cyrus worked the pole atop an ice cream cart at the Teen Choice Awards. Her father later defended her performance as art. image Sharon Osbourne's tirade against Susan Boyle Sharon Osbourne took on Susan Boyle's appearance on Sirius radio, calling the 'Britain's Got Talent' superstar a "hairy arsehole" who was "hit with the f***ing ugly stick." She later took to her Facebook wall to apologize. image Chris Brown's Rihanna beating Rihanna's bruised and bloody face quickly made the Internet rounds after she was beaten by then-boyfriend Chris Brown before the Grammys in February. Brown was sentenced to five years probation. image Cindy Crawford's blackmailer A German man tried to blackmail Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber over a photo, taken by a nanny, of their 7-year-old daughter gagged and bound to a chair. He was charged with extortion. image Michael Jackson's death From the manslaughter charges levied against his doctor to the mysterious paternity of his children, Michael Jackson's death in June was marked by one scandal after another. image Parker-Broderick surrogate snooping An Ohio police chief was convicted of three felonies for breaking into the home of the surrogate who carried Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twin girls. He allegedly claimed access to the surrogate's ultrasound photos and plastic belly cast and tried to sell information to the paparazzi. image Get HuffPost Entertainment On Facebook and Twitter!