On top of all his health and economic problems, bedridden jazz legend Woody Herman is facing eviction. The 74-year-old clarinetist and band leader has been ordered to move from his home by this evening. The Hollywood Boulevard home, once owned by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, was auctioned off by the Internal Revenue Service in 1985 to recover part of $1.6 million in taxes and penalties owed from two decades ago. Herman has been renting the home since then and is behind in the rent payments, as well.

Herman, who pioneered the "bebop" jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s and recorded more than 100 albums, is broke. In his peak years, he earned more than $1 million a year. Herman was able to support himself with concerts across the country until he was hospitalized in March in Detroit. At that time, he also canceled a scheduled performance here at Blues Alley. Herman's attorney said the musician's tax problems were caused by wrongly calculated tax bills and a former manager who gambled away some of the money set aside for the IRS. The attorney, Kirk Pasich, said, "His doctor says it could be a potentially dangerous situation if Woody were removed from the home. His life expectancy isn't real good at the moment."

Out and About Royal Watch: Look out world, there's nothing certain yet, but the British see it as a real possibility that Prince Andrew and Fergie may be expecting. While visiting the baby unit of King's College Hospital in London, the duchess of York set off the speculation herself when she observed, "I may be back here myself before too long." The British press, quick to leap on such a broad hint, learned also that one of Fergie's dressmakers has designed a maternity wardrobe to be ready and waiting. It was also speculated that her possible pregnancy could be the reason Prince Andrew missed a scheduled engagement Saturday and met instead with his mother, the queen. There is no confirmation from the palace, and Fleet Street tabloids will be falling all over each other tracking down pieces of this story for weeks, or until the palace firmly confirms or denies it. At some point, of course, she probably will be expecting, so Fergie's pregnancy is a pretty safe speculation ...

Hospital Report: Television star Lorne Greene remains in serious condition in St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. The star of television's "Bonanza" and "Battlestar Galactica" underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer Aug. 19. He developed pneumonia and his condition deteriorated from fair to serious ...

Writer and author Vic Gold, a former aide and speech writer for Vice President George Bush, has been named national correspondent for The American Spectator. Gold, who wrote for Bush during the 1980 and 1984 campaigns, collaborated with him on the vice president's autobiography, "Looking Forward," published by Doubleday this month. Gold was a national correspondent for The Washingtonian magazine for 10 years ...

Muscle-bound actor Sylvester Stallone wants things the way he wants them, even if he is in Israel. Filming "Rambo III" in Israel's bleak Negev desert through October, he is intent on living in style. Stallone has rented 45 rooms at the Mariah Dead Sea Hotel 70 miles south of Jerusalem and is traveling with a personal servant, a chef, a secretary and a dozen bodyguards. When he moved into the hotel's penthouse suite, Stallone decided he didn't like the white hotel towels and demanded pink ones. He has the pink towels, but one would have thought camouflage Army green would have done nicely ...