By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated November 27, 1997 12:00 AM

Bob Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, 60, said on the “Today” show this morning that the legendary entertainer, 97, may be returning to his Palm Springs home as early as Thursday. The comedian entered the hospital last Thursday suffering from internal bleeding. He has been steadily improving ever since, and was munching on candy and had his favorite meal for dinner, lamb, last night, said Linda.