* Marilu Henner, daily talk diva and former character-actor on Taxi and Evening Shade, has something to talk about. Preggers, she's preggers. And of course the Chicago-born spouse-ette of producer Rob Lieberman has already taped an episode of her daily, hour-long chat-a-thon titled: "I Can't Believe I'm Pregnant." Henner gave birth to the couple's only child, 10-month-old Nicholas, after years of fertility problems.
OFF THE DOCKET
* Now that New Jersey authorities have dropped charges against Frazier's Kelsey Grammer, Arizona officials are doing likewise. A teenage former baby- sitter for Grammer's daughter had claimed she had sex with the actor when she was 15, both in New Jersey and in Arizona. Last month a New Jersey grand jury declined to indict him. He says the claims were a try at extortion.
* Eazy-E, one of the rappers who gave "gangsta" rap a boot into mainstream consciousness, has AIDS. When he made his illness public this week, Eric Wright, 31, was in critical condition in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He'd been complaining of breathing problems, but wasn't diagnosed with AIDS until sometime within the last three weeks. Wright said he does not know how he contracted the virus. In a statement read by his lawyer, the rapper said: "I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin because I want to save (them) before it's too late . . . I've learned in the last week that this thing is real and it doesn't discriminate. It affects everyone."
Wright was a drug dealer before co-founding N.W.A.
IF A LEGEND ANSWERS
* Detroit Pistons rookie star Grant Hill says he may have been too forward. Hill told Jay Leno on the Tonight Show this week that he called the great basketball doctor, Julius Erving, on his cellular phone, and hung up right quick when Dr. J.'s voice answered. Hill said Erving had given him his number after a recent Philadelphia game, and Hill called him "as soon as I got on the bus . . . just to make sure it was the right number. Sure enough, it was him on the answering machine." Therefore Hill did what any kid would do: "I called, listened to it, hung up . . . called again, listened to it, hung up. . . . "
* Two from the Digable Planets have been charged with lamentable acts, after their arrests this week following a nightclub come-all-ye in Upstate New York. Rappers Maryann "Ladybug" Viera and Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler face charges of obstructing governmental administration and trespassing. Viera also faces charges of resisting arrest, harassment and assault. A club worker Who Was There told The Buffalo News the fiasco began after the rap trio was told they had to wait to leave until after the audience departed, and the D. Planets decided they just couldn't wait. Their "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," won a Grammy last year.