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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Monday's Connector: Sharon Osbourne

March 2nd, 2010
08:02 PM ET

Sharon Osbourne is as famous for being a wife and a mother as she is a showbiz personality.

What do you want to ask Sharon Osbourne?

What do you want to ask Sharon Osbourne?

Married to infamous bat-biting rocker (and former Connector of the Day) Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon has a wide list of occupations to her name, from music manager to promoter to author.

She first came to real attention with hit reality show "The Osbournes," which followed her family's daily life. Sharon followed that runaway by becoming a regular television commentator and a judge on talent programs such as "The X-Factor" and "America's Got Talent."

Her autobiography, "Extreme," was extremely successful and sold more than two million copies worldwide. Just this week she published her debut novel, "Revenge," based on much of her own life and featuring two sisters as they quest for success along life's rocky road.

Now's your chance to ask Sharon Osbourne YOUR questions.

What is life like with Ozzy? Will there be a sequel to "The Osbournes?" What's it like being a talent show judge? And please let us know from where you are writing.

Putting Olympic officials on ice

March 2nd, 2010
03:20 PM ET

Russia's disappointing show in the Vancouver Olympics got a frosty reception from the country's leaders with president Dmitry Medvedev calling for Olympic officials to quit.

Medvedev blamed the team's failures on "fat cat" bureaucrats who presumably had more of an interest in their own gold, silver and bronze than their athletes modest haul of 15 medals.

The president called for a complete overhaul of the country's sporting programs to halt the downhill slide ahead of the next winter olympics in 2014, which Russia is hosting in Sochi.

Russian athletes, trainers and sport officials meanwhile blamed bad luck, lousy weather, equipment failure, echoes of previous doping scandals, judges' bias and other factors for its dismal showing.

Are a nation's sports officials ultimately responsible for their athletes poor showing? And should they lose their jobs over it?

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