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JD Journal’s Top 10 Articles of 2017
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Summary: JD Journal recaps the ten most popular stories of the year. 

With fake news, hurricanes, sexual harassment, and big changes in government, there is no doubt that 2017 has been a wild year. While these stories were hard to ignore, were they the ones that captivated our readers the most?


To find out, JD Journal rounded up its 10 most popular stories of the year. From Cher’s alleged financial woes to lawyers fighting on an airplane, the content of the most read articles on this site varied greatly.

Top 10 Most Read JD Journal Articles of 2017

1. Cher Reportedly Broke and Dying

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In January, an anonymous source made two shocking claims to Radar Online. One, Cher was allegedly on the verge of dying. And two, the pop diva was allegedly almost broke because of a series of bad investments and an inability to work because of illness. Almost a year later, a still breathing Cher seems to be having the last laugh.

2. Mika Brzezinski Plastic Surgery: BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

This summer, President Donald Trump commented that his news nemesis Mika Brzezinski had a facelift. While she admitted to a chin job after his claim, viewers were curious if she had done more.

3. 2017 Am Law 100 Ranking Released

Every year, the American Lawyer releases its ranking of the top 100 law firms based on financial performance. For the 2017 list, Latham & Watkins took first place, followed by Kirkland & Ellis.

4. Two Lawyers Fighting over Airplane Armrest Caught on Video

One of the benefits of being a lawyer is scaring other people to do what you want in order to avoid a lawsuit. But what do you do when your stranger enemy is also an attorney? In February, two self-proclaimed attorneys on a flight from hell found out when they argued over an airplane armrest. Luckily for the internet, the ridiculous exchange was caught on tape.

5. 12 Taxi Humor Jokes That Will Make You Cringe

Everybody likes jokes, and apparently, people will like the joke more if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is involved.

6. Mariah Carey Could Get Sued after Disastrous New Year’s Eve Performance

During last year’s New Year Eve’s performance on ABC, diva Mariah Carey half-assed her performance in a way that only a true diva can get away with. Afterwards, she blamed production for her failure, an accusation that had some wondering if she would end up getting sued for. Spoiler alert–she didn’t.

7. Woman Sues Chipotle for $2 Billion

In January, a woman sued Chipotle for allegedly using her photograph in an ad without permission. While her charge wasn’t viewed as that outrageous, her ask of $2 billion sure was.

8. Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Partner Jumps to His Death off of New York High-Rise

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner, Kenneth Freeling, lept off a building in New York City in March. Police said that he had a history of mental illness.

9. Alison Brie Hacked, Nude Photo Leaked

In 2017, a new batch of leaked celebrity nudes was released, and the scandal was known as the Fappening 2.0, named after the 2014 photo scandal called the Fappening. Glow’s Alison Brie among other celebrity women were victims of the 2017 attack.

10. Female Cop Posts Nude Photos of Fellow Female Cop

In January, a female police officer, Audrey Francisquini, allegedly hacked into her fellow cop’s phone and uploaded the victim’s nudes online. She was promptly arrested and charged with “revenge porn.”

What was your favorite story of the year? Let us know in the comments below.


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