David Duchovny's sex addiction scandal has been named the year's most surprising by readers of American weekly magazine Parade.
More than 30 per cent of voters selected the star's confession and subsequent rehab stint ahead of the outcome of the O.J. Simpson heist trial and Batman Christian Bale's domestic abuse arrest in London as 2008's Most Shocking Scandal.
The magazine's readers also named Angelina Jolie as the new celebrity mum with the best post-baby body, Halle Berry and George Clooney as the Most Attractive 40+ Stars and Tom Hanks as the Smartest Hollywood Star in the end-of-year honours and dishonours poll.