Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
By Liz Smith
April 3, 1997
â€œI know Iâ€™ll never have another â€˜nervous breakdownâ€™ again. Know why? I found the magic words, â€˜I donâ€™t care!â€™ Now, I stand whereÂ they tell me to stand, say what they tell me to say, wear what they want me to wear.â€
Midlerâ€™s latest movie, â€œThat Old Feeling â€ opens Friday, and naturally, the sta r would love to have another big hit. But even ifÂ this romantic comedy isn â€™t a success on the level of â€œThe First Wives Club,â€ Bette has other fish ready for frying, broiling or baking.
As far as I can see on an exceedingly cloudy day, I donâ€™t think this will happen. On the other hand, had anybody told me Rosie Oâ€™Donnell would abandon her burgeoning movie career for a daily stint on TV, I would have laughed and laughed. Now sheâ€™s bigger than most movie stars. In fact, if the screen version of â€œChicagoâ€ ever happens, casting her with Goldie Hawn, Madonna and Rosie, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if Oâ€™Donnell actually takes home the biggest paycheck!