Stephen "Steve-O" Glover

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For his next stunt, Steve-O is hoping to beat a legal rap.

The Jackass star appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony cocaine possession stemming from last month's drug bust.

Going for a more dapper, button-down look compared to his usual shirtless ways, he entered his plea through his lawyer, Barry Sands.

Los Angeles Commissioner Henry J. Hall set a preliminary hearing for May 13, which Steve-O will be required to attend. At that point, the court will decide whether there's enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Following the proceeding, the MTV prankster hung around to sign a few autographs. He also addressed his reckless lifestyle, telling reporters that after a brief stint in UCLA Medical Center's psych ward shortly after being collared on the cocaine charge, he's finally getting his act together and dealing with his alcohol and drug addictions.

"I've been clean for 44 days," he said.

Steve-O, real name Stephen Glover, got into this mess March 3, when he was busted at approximately 5 a.m. on suspicion of vandalism and drug possession at his Hollywood apartment complex. The 33-year-old had videotaped himself smashing holes into the wall of a neighboring apartment in a foolish bid to rankle a fellow tenant.

Apparently he succeeded, because the irate neighbor ended up making a citizen's arrest. When the cops arrived, they purportedly found a small amount of the white stuff in Steve-O's possession, and he was taken into custody.

After posting $20,000 bail, he checked into UCLA for psychiatric treatment, which he described in subsequent blog posts as his period in the "loony bin."

Now that he's clean and sober, Steve-O is putting his creative juices into something a little more healthy, telling Carson Daly on Last Call recently that he's hard at work recording a "comedy gangsta" album with members of G-Unit.

"I'm the only guy dumb enough to try to give hip-hop a sense of humor," he cracked.

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