Judge Lets Courtney Love Out of Rehab

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Singer Courtney Love, who has been at a live-in drug treatment facility since September, can enroll in an outpatient program, a judge ruled.

Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin cut short her sentence for violating probation in three criminal cases, including two drug-related charges. He previously ordered Love, 41, to spend 180 days at the residential facility.

"You're doing really well. I'm really pleased with the reports," Rubin told her Friday. "I certainly hope you keep up the good progress. You're definitely going in the right direction."

The judge ordered Love, the former lead singer of the band Hole and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, to submit to random checks twice a week for drugs and alcohol. She also must continue therapy and avoid any business that primarily sells alcohol.

The judge also extended her probation to March 2007 and set her curfew at 10 p.m.

Love's attorney, Howard Weitzman, said his client is putting her difficulties behind her.

"Things are going great," Weitzman said. "She's moving forward and taking the process very seriously. She hopes this is the beginning of the next chapter in her life."