King World confirmed that it will shortly announce that the first two "center
squares" for next season's Hollywood Squares will be Ellen DeGeneres and
DeGeneres has a full plate -- she'll also be busy this season developing a
new first-run talk show for Warner Bros. that's slated to bow in 2003.
As part of the format tweaking for the show this year, a number of
celebrities will rotate in and out of the center square.
DeGeneres will bat first, followed by Baldwin, with more to come, King