Actor Matthew Broderick is facing a reckless driving charge in last month's head-on collision in Northern Ireland that killed two. If convicted, the 25-year-old film star could face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine. A woman in her sixties and her daughter, 28, were killed when Broderick was driving on the wrong side of the road and smashed into their oncoming car, according to police. The accident occurred 75 miles north of Belfast. Broderick has been hospitalized in Ireland with a severe leg injury. His girlfriend, Jennifer Grey, star of the summer hit film "Dirty Dancing," was in the car with him at the time but received only minor injuries.

Broderick hobbled into a private room set up as a courtroom in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast Monday to be charged. He did not enter a plea in response to the charge. There was some speculation that Broderick was traveling on the wrong side of the road because he is unaccustomed to driving in the British Isles. The star of such successful films as "WarGames" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Broderick was freed on $4,150 bail and ordered to appear for trial next March before a magistrate's court in Enniskillen. Out and About Evangelist Billy Graham won't be taking his crusade to China on Sept. 18 as planned. He tripped over his briefcase in his Tokyo hotel room and broke one rib, injured several others and badly bruised the left side of his chest. He is recovering in an unnamed Tokyo hospital. The 68-year-old Graham said he will travel as soon as possible to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to be treated by his physicians there. To keep his China schedule, Graham had turned down an invitation to speak on the same platform with Pope John Paul II at a worship service in Columbia, S.C., during the pontiff's North American tour this week. Graham said he hopes to reschedule his first trip to China for early next year ...

Actor Burt Reynolds was back at his alma mater, Florida State University, this weekend to add a different monument to his fame, an athletic dormitory named in his honor. Reynolds, who left Florida State for Hollywood after an injury ended his football career, has become a major supporter of the university. With his pals, fellow actors Dom DeLuise and Ricardo Montalban, he attended the Seminoles' opening football game and the dedication of Burt Reynolds Hall. The Seminoles kept up their end and defeated Texas Tech 40-16 ...

One of the grand old men of Capitol Hill, Rep. Claude Pepper, celebrated his 87th birthday yesterday and talked about the upcoming publication of his book, "Pepper: Eyewitness to a Century," written with Hays Gorey, Time magazine's chief congressional correspondent. The release is scheduled for November. A group of friends and staff members held the first of what are expected to be several birthday parties for him last night at the Army and Navy Club. His staff presented him with a jacket from the legendary St. Andrew's Golf Course in Scotland. And they actually had 87 candles -- on three cakes ...

A number of big band leader Woody Herman's entertainment world friends were among those who came to the rescue late yesterday to prevent the eviction of the ailing 74-year-old musician from the Hollywood Hills home he owned for 41 years. The house was sold by the IRS in 1985 to pay Herman's back taxes, and Herman has rented it ever since. He has suffered a series of heart attacks in recent months, and his attorney Kirk Pasich said that the eviction "could, in short, kill him." Offers of help came in from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and others, and an agreement has been approved by a Superior Court judge that will allow Herman and his daughter, Ingrid Herman Reese, to occupy the house through the end of 1988, providing they pay back rent of $4,600 and monthly rent of $1,150 ...