Nouriel Roubini has made it clear he'd rather be known for his prescient economic predictions than his playboy lifestyle. But his parties are catnip for the media who inflated his reputation.

To stay on good terms, the NYU professor must grin and bear it. At least that's what he did on CNBC when the business network chided him about his often-rowdy salons. Presumably Roubini has chilled a bit since calling Gawker's Nick Denton "an anti-semite with a Nazi mind" for writing about the same topic. Clip above.