The ''Hollywood Squares'' star bought a Malibu home

By Tricia Johnson
Updated October 20, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Back to the Beach!
2 BR, 3 BTH Malibu cottage
Price: A reported $3.75 million

She’s been ensconced in the center square since 1998, but off the air, Whoopi Goldberg has been on the move. After selling her Connecticut farmhouse earlier this year and putting her Manhattan flat on the market, the Hollywood Squares mainstay has now scooped up this homey retreat on one of Malibu’s most sought-after sections of sand. The 2,300-square-foot home — near the digs of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell — was built in 1963 and has been completely remodeled to include hardwood floors, a master suite with a sauna, and a detached guest house. There’s also a gourmet kitchen, which will no doubt please Goldberg’s snack-loving buddy Bruce Vilanch.