03:43 AM EDT 08/30/2016
Originally posted 08/29/2016 04:20PM
Just a few weeks after the professional swimmer made global headlines after he falsely alleged that he was robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics, Lochte signed on to join season 23 of the ABC dancing reality show.
"It seems a little too soon, but man, you just don't know. It'll be tough for him to spin it this quickly," Macchio, who competed on season 12 of DWTS, told PEOPLE at the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe. "Not that I have every piece of detail about it, but it is a platform, it is the only platform on primetime that really wants you to succeed. It does not aim, it likes those Bindi Irwin stories that are just magical."
Originally posted 02/19/2016 07:15PM
Turns out, not everyone was rooting for young Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid.
Originally posted 08/24/2015 08:25PM
A video speculates how Macchio's character may not be not the hero he appears to be
Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:15PM
The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs.
Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too.
In honor of Cousins Day – July 24, to be exact – here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion.
Originally posted 07/16/2013 11:35AM
After more than thirty years appearing on the big and small screens, Ralph Macchio is used to the red carpet – endless interviews, furious camera flashes and excited screaming.
And Monday night, he showed his daughter Julia the ropes at a screening of Girl Most Likely hosted by the Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers.
Julia, 21, has a small part in the film as a New Jersey club-goer, so she and her father joined the movie's stars Kristen Wiig, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss and others on the red carpet.
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.
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