Courtney Love has pleaded not guilty to two counts of drug possession when she appeared before the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The charges arise from an incident when she was treated in hospital for an overdose on 2 October.

The singer and actress asked to be considered for a program that would allow her to receive treatment instead of serving jail time.

If she is eligible, she could plead guilty at her preliminary hearing on 11 December. Love would then be required to attend drug and alcohol rehabilitation.