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Virgin Viewing: ‘The Karate Kid’

Virgin Viewing: 'The Karate Kid'

This week’s Virgin Viewing was one that several people had requested – that ’80s classic The Karate Kid. I thought Ralph Macchio was adorable on Dancing with the Stars last season, so I was interested in seeing what made him famous in the first place, and my friends quote that damn “wax on, wax off” line so often that I already knew what to expect from the movie. More »

Dancing with the Stars: Ralph Macchio Says Goodbye as the Final Three Are Named

Dancing with the Stars: Ralph Macchio Says Goodbye as the Final Three Are Named

As far as ridiculously unpredictable seasons of Dancing with the Stars go, this one has been pretty predictable. Though Ralph Macchio got off to a great start and had the highest score several weeks running, it’s rare that the person at the top of the leaderboard in week one is the person who ends up winning the show. Ralph was starting to show signs of wear as he worked through an injury, and despite an audience who clearly liked him, he was voted off last night in a very respectable fourth place. More »

‘Dancing with the Stars’: Kendra’s Boobs Attack and Ralph and Karina Take a Tumble

'Dancing with the Stars': Kendra's Boobs Attack and Ralph and Karina Take a Tumble

This season on Dancing with the Stars, every single week has been a theme week. I’m okay with occasional theme weeks on the show if they push people outside of their comfort zones – classical week was great because people couldn’t rely on the lyrics to help them keep their timing, and it ended up upping everyone’s game – but when you have one every single week it just starts to look gimmicky. But Dancing with the Stars is nothing if not gimmicky, so here we go. More »

‘Dancing with the Stars’: Ralph Macchio Jives Into Our Hearts

'Dancing with the Stars': Ralph Macchio Jives Into Our Hearts

Last week’s surprise top scorer on Dancing with the Stars was Ralph Macchio. Like last season’s winner Jennifer Grey, he came in with a lot of nostalgia (hello, The Karate Kid), and like Grey he managed to back his name recognition up with talent. Last night, he and partner Karina Smirnoff did a jive that won the approval of the judges – and Macchio’s two teenage kids. More »