People: Apr. 29, 2002

NO SQUARE DEAL

Would-be Hollywood Squares contestants and those who simply like to play along at home will have to rethink their gaming strategy. WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who has occupied the oft-chosen center square since the program relaunched in 1998, is vacating that most enviable piece of show-business real estate at the end of the season. Her departure comes over a salary dispute with syndicator King World Productions, since the two parties were unable to agree on terms for the next two years. According to the Washington Post, Goldberg, who also served as an executive producer, earned $10 million a year to...

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