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Newlywed actor Terrence Howard has been ordered to settle a debt with his former New York landlord over missing rent payments, after failing appear in court for a hearing into the lawsuit.

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The "Iron Man" star, who quietly wed his girlfriend Miranda earlier this autumn, was evicted from his Manhattan pad in May amid allegations he had been living there rent-free, despite his lease on the property coming to an end in November, 2012.

Howard's landlord launched legal action in August to recover almost $52,000 he claimed he was owed in rent, and the case went to court this month.

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According to TMZ.com, the Oscar nominee was a no-show so the judge issued a default ruling in the plaintiff's favour.

However, the judge didn't immediately accept the landlord's accounting figures and has instead set another hearing to determine how much Howard should pay.

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