12/26/2011 12:21 pm ET

Best Of 2011: David Rees Lists The Biggest Scandals Of The Year (VIDEO)

As the end of 2011 draws near, it's important that we take stock of all the events, people and trends that made it so very special. And what better way to do that than with lists.

For our year-end wrap up, we asked noted author, artisanal pencil-sharpener and professional list-maker David Rees to share his thoughts on everything that made 2011 unforgettable.

First up, the biggest scandals of the year. There were so many, where do you even begin?