Ellen to be first center square on revamped Hollywood Squares

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com August 02 2002 12:00 AM ET

When the new, revamped Hollywood Squares kicks off this fall, the coveted "center square" position will be held by a rotating roster of stars, notes The Hollywood Reporter. First to sit in the square will be out comic-actress Ellen DeGeneres. The late gay comedian Paul Lynde and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg have been earlier occupants of the center; Alec Baldwin will follow DeGeneres in the spot.