03:47 PM EDT 03/19/2015
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.
Originally posted 05/03/2011 12:35PM
They may have stumbled last week but this week on Dancing with the Stars Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were flying high.
"To get a 10 from [guest judge Donnie Burns], the premiere ballroom judge of the world, I'm feeling pretty good."
But on a night when the couples performed a routine on their own as well as a team cha cha, Macchio was able to show off his sultry side – something the judges have encouraged him to do in the competition – while dancing to Lady Gaga's hit song "Born This Way."
Originally posted 04/20/2011 01:45PM
In most competitions, your competitors usually want to see you fail – unless, that is, you are Petra Nemcova.
While the quickstep proved a giant misstep this week for the Dancing with the Stars contestant, her fellow cast members had nothing but glowing praise for the supermodel and tsunami survivor who has dedicated her life to charity work.
"I don't know how to take [her elimination], because I love her," former rival Kirstie Alley told PEOPLE shortly after the announcement of Tuesday night's results. "She's the sweetest, most amazing, bright spirit in the universe."
Nemcova's spirit proved infectious – even at the lowest of times on the show.
Originally posted 04/19/2011 07:00PM
It was a rough outing in the ballroom for three couples who competed on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.
Kendra Wilkinson, Petra Nemcova and Ralph Macchio each received scores of 22, putting them in a tie for last place.
Nemcova, 31 – who has lasted longer than the four other supermodel competitors on the show in the past – doesn't believe in what is considered "the supermodel curse." So, does she deserve another chance to prove that the supposed curse is wrong?
Originally posted 03/24/2011 11:30AM
If you think Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are tough, get a load of George Lopez.
The talk show host had a field day with the season 12 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, making some brutal comments about the show's famous contestants.
Of Monday night's leader, Ralph Macchio, Lopez said, "He cut a mean rug, then took the rug that he cut and glued it to his head."
Originally posted 03/10/2010 11:50AM
As news of Corey Haim's death spread over the Internet, celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences over the troubled actor, who was found dead at his mother's home early Wednesday.
Alyssa Milano (who once dated Haim): Just woke up to the sad, sad news that Corey Haim passed away. RIP sweet boy.
Ashton Kutcher: Childhood hero
Christina Applegate: My thoughts go out to Corey's family and friends today. So sad.
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