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Originally posted 06/05/2012 02:30PM
A year after making his moves on Dancing with the Stars, Ralph Macchio is now back on TV – this time, making pizza.
The former Karate Kid, 50, who finished fourth while on the dancing competition, will guest star on Wednesday's Happily Divorced finale, playing a New Yorker who vies for Fran Drescher's affection while he opens up a pizza parlor.
But with the announcement that DWTS is currently casting an all-star season, might Macchio be reaching for his dancing shoes once more?
Originally posted 12/14/2011 05:55AM
Karina Smirnoff may have called off her engagement recently, but the DWTS pro is lucky to have good friends like former partner Ralph Macchio. The duo stepped out to dinner at Tao Asian Bistro in New York. The pals had a quiet meal, enjoying spicy tuna tartar, Chilean sea bass and XO shrimp and lots of laughter together without being disturbed by fellow diners. – Lesley Messer
Originally posted 11/29/2011 05:55AM
She may have recently won the mirror-ball trophy with DWTS partner J.R. Martinez, but Karina Smirnoff is still close with her former partner Ralph Macchio. They enjoyed some quality time with his entire family (including wife and kids) at Beauty & Essex in New York. For her meal, Smirnoff ate salmon and also saved room for an array of ice cream for dessert, a source says. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 08/29/2011 01:15PM
Lada Gaga was a no-show at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards – but she sent her chain smoking male alter-ego, Jo Calderone, in her place.
With his black suit and pompadour, the greaser bears little resemblance to Gaga herself. In fact, he could have been mistaken for some other famous men.
Originally posted 05/18/2011 10:40AM
It was a sad farewell for Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff, who were just shy of making it to the final round of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night.
But their elimination wasn't exactly a shocker.
"We feel like the comments from the judges last night put us in a pretty tough position – even for our fan base – to pull out of it," Macchio, 49, told PEOPLE backstage following news of his dismissal.
Originally posted 05/17/2011 02:05PM
The final four performed under heavy pressure Monday night on Dancing with the Stars – and Tuesday they face another elimination before next week's season finale. Who will go home?
Monday featured an emotional return from Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson, who suffered a neck injury in an agonizing fall during rehearsals last week. But the pro dancer proved her mettle Monday night when she and Ward earned a perfect score for their tango. They also earned a perfect 30 for their second dance.
Unstoppable couple Mark Ballas and Cheslea Kane won 15 bonus points from the night's winner-take-all cha-cha, giving them the highest total of the night with a 73. Is that enough to ensure them a ticket to the finale?
Originally posted 05/10/2011 10:20PM
Was it dance on, dance off for Ralph Macchio?
The Karate Kid entered Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars elimination show with the week's lowest score, his performance hampered by a bad knee.
But Romeo was also at risk due to low scores – with no injury to blame.
Spoiler: Read on to find out what happened.
Originally posted 05/10/2011 02:30PM
Ralph Macchio isn't letting an injury bring him down.
Despite suffering from a ruptured knee cyst, Macchio, 49, is still having a good time on Dancing with the Stars.
"From the fans' perspective, from my perspective, and my relationship with Karina [Smirnoff] and my family, [this experience has] been golden," he told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night's show. "Obviously, if you don't like your partner, I don't know how you do this. But we have something special."
Originally posted 05/09/2011 10:25PM
Once a frontrunner on Dancing with the Stars, Ralph Macchio hobbled into the ballroom Monday night hampered by a bum knee and surrounded by questions about whether he would try a single step.
By night's end, audience members had their answers. How did the Karate Kid fare in the grueling Week 8 round that called for two dances – one rehearsed and the other done virtually on the spot? Read on.
Originally posted 05/09/2011 01:50PM
Will Ralph Macchio be able to perform on Dancing with the Stars Monday night?
"Have missed days of rehearsal this week," Macchio, 49, posted on his Twitter account Monday. "Had a ruptured cyst on the back of my knee causing acute pain. Hoping to be able to perform tonight!"
Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff are one of five couples remaining in the competition. Each couple is expected to perform two routines Monday.
All season long, Macchio has dealt with the aches and pains associated with Dancing's long hours of training. This time he has Baker’s cyst, which is a buildup of fluid behind the knee.
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