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Some respite for Love's housing battle

Courtney Love, facing eviction from her sumptuous $27,000-a-month West Village town house for allegedly being a rent deadbeat and damaging the property, will get to remain in her digs at least into the new year, amNewYork reports. A lawyer for the Hole singer filed a motion to dismiss the case in Manhattan housing court, and the landlord has until Jan. 13 to respond. But Love, 47, shouldn't get too excited. The owner of the town house, at 250 W. 10th St., intends to reject the dismissal, the owner's attorney said in a statement Wednesday.

Cameron Douglas' drug sentence grows to 9 1/2 years

A judge called Cameron Douglas, left, the imprisoned son of actor Michael Douglas, reckless and irresponsible as he nearly doubled his prison sentence Wednesday from 5 years to 9 1/2 years for repeated drug offenses, The Associated Press reports. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan cited Cameron Douglas' "history of reckless behavior" as he imposed a new punishment that was more than double what prosecutors were seeking for Douglas' guilty plea to drug charges that arose from his successful efforts to smuggle drugs into prison. Berman added 4 1/2 years to the 5-year term he gave Douglas last year for his guilty plea in connection with his sales of methamphetamine in July 2009 from a high-end Manhattan hotel.

Harry may return to Afghanistan in 2012

Britain's Prince Harry has said he will be deployed to Afghanistan for a second time -- almost four years after a previous secret mission was cut short when details leaked, The Associated Press reports, citing a British newspaper. Harry, 27, who is third in line to the throne, told guests at a military awards ceremony that he would likely return next year, The Sun newspaper reported. "I can't wait to get out there," Harry was quoted as saying.

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