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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.

Wednesday's Connector of the Day: Ozzy Osbourne

January 26th, 2010
05:04 PM ET

Sex, drugs and rock and roll - that was the life for hard core rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

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Ozzy, whose real name is John Michael, has had one of the longest-running careers in rock and roll. He has spanned more than three decades as an entertainer since his start with heavy metal band "Black Sabbath".

The lead singer has also had one very controversial life – from biting the head off a live dove during a meeting to his public battle with alcohol abuse.

He's produced a number of albums over the course of his 37-year career with the most recent, "Black Rain" hitting the charts in 2007.

Now, Ozzy Osbourne is turning from his microphone to his fountain pen.

He has just released a new autobiography called "I am Ozzy" which discusses his roller coaster life and the infamous Osbourne clan.

Here's your once in a lifetime chance to ask Ozzy Osbourne a question.

Perhaps you want to know what it was like with "Black Sabbath"? How he got over his alcohol problem? Is there another reality series on the horizon?

Please leave your question below.

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Connector of the Day: Larry Platt

January 26th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

A 62-year-old man who dubbed himself the "General" has become an Internet sensation after appearing on "American Idol".

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The talent show contestant has already racked up more than 5 million hits on YouTube with his rap called "Pants on the Ground".

Click here to watch video of Larry Platt on American Idol

In the "American Idol" audition, Platt raps about encouraging young teens to pull up their baggy pants instead of having them hang low around the waist.

The audition turned most of the judges to laughter, but Simon Cowell spotted Platt's potential for fame.

"I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit," American Idol judge Simon Cowell said.

Platt seems to be working his 15 minutes of fame - he already has been offered a record contract and was appointed the mascot for the Minnesota Vikings last week.

We want to know what you think.

Could Larry Platt become 2010's version of Susan Boyle? Will his burst of fame turn into millions? Do you think his message will get across to young people?

Please leave your comments and questions below.

What will Sri Lankan election mean?

January 26th, 2010
12:44 PM ET

It's the first presidential election in Sri Lanka since the end of a civil war which ravaged the country for more than 25 years.

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More importantly, it's the first time that many former Tamil rebels will be able to vote since being defeated last May.

The Tamil vote, analysts say, could decide the election because the Majority Sinhala population may split their vote between the two front runners: incumbent President Mahnida Rajapaksa and retired Army General Sarath Fonseka.

Both men claim war hero status after winning the civil war.

We want to know what you think.

What do you think this election means for Sri Lankans - both at home and abroad? Is this going to be a new era of peace and prosperity for the country? Is either candidate really ready to rebuild?

Please leave your comments below.

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Remembering Auschwitz – Part one

January 26th, 2010
12:27 PM ET