Rosie O’Donnell expands OWN role with docu gig

Rosie_O_Donnell_AP Rosie O’Donnell, who already has an emponymous talkshow in the works for this fall on OWN, has joined the OWN Documentary Film Club, for which she will help select films and also host specials.

O’Donnell will begin her onscreen work with the OWN DFC by fronting a one-hour special following the May premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” a documentary from Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato about Chaz Bono.

Subsequent OWN DFC original offerings include “Extraordinary Moms,” “One Last Shot,” “Seven Suicides” and “Tent City, USA.” In addition, OWN has acquired docs “65 Red Roses,” “Family Affair,” “Life 2.0,” “Louder than a Bomb,” “Most Valuable Players,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “One Lucky Elephant” and “Sons of Perdition.”

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