The Saudi prince who owns 1/3 of Twitter disappeared into the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton on Nov. 8 and has not been seen since. But the apparent incarceration of Prince Alwaleed bin Taleel — the 45th richest man on Earth and friend of billionaires Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates — is not getting a lot of media attention. CNBC's Jake Novak explains why few are now talking about Saudi Arabia's Twitter Prince.
According to Dr. Daniel Ashton, the media landscape we live with today is an opportunity to examine the heightened visibility and increasingly intimate relationship between the public and celebrities like Muhammad Ali, David Bowie and Prince.
The world lost a music icon on Thursday with the news that legendary singer Prince died. The 57-year-old was found unresponsive at his studios in Minnesota. Grieving fans around the world visited makeshift memorials and city officials draped buildings in purple light.
Matthew Barzun is a kind of ambassador of rock as well, bringing indie bands, his turntable and his rapidly swelling record collection to parties he hosts. The events mix diplomatic affairs and the best of Belle and Sebastian, the National or Dire Straits.
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