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Ralph Macchio Joins 'Hitchcock'

4/18/2012 9:39am EDT
Ralph  Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, has joined the all-star cast of Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock & The Making Of Psycho."

The actor will play revered screenwriter Joe Stefano opposite Anthony Hopkins, who will tackle movie legend Alfred Hitchcock in the film.

Macchio has tweeted his excitement about working with Hopkins, telling fans, "Really looking forward to the privilege of working with one of the greatest actors of our time."

Helen Mirren will portray Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville, while Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have signed on to play "Psycho" stars Janet Leigh and Vera...

Check Out The Jerry Weintraub Documentary 'His Way' On DVD Nov. 1

10/22/2011 7:06am EDT
His Way
One of the first independent producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jerry Weintraub, the son of a gem salesman, began his career as a talent agent in the 1950s.

Weintraub has been called a lot of things as one of Hollywood’s longest-working producers and most powerful talent managers. Though he will use any means to get to the top of the game, he’s experienced both its highs and lows during an enviable five-decade career.

In the star-studded, feature-length documentary "His Way," the man himself spins compelling yarns of his life, loves, and livelihood....

Ralph Macchio To Renew Vows On Upcoming 25th Wedding Anniversary

6/9/2011 11:04pm EDT
Ralph Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, plans to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary by renewing his vows with wife Phyllis - and writing a book about his amazing marriage.

The actor wed Phyllis Fierro in April, 1987 and he's planning a big bash to celebrate the anniversary next year - but he also wants to give others the chance to see how it's possible to make a Hollywood marriage work.

He tells Life & Style magazine, "We're talking about renewing our vows. That would be really nice. We have a lot to celebrate; we've been through so much. We've earned it."

And Macchio insists the cou...

'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns Hines Ward MVP Of The Ballroom

5/25/2011 8:09am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Us audience members were officially cut off Tuesday morning. No more voting for "Dancing With The Stars." But the judges still had another set of scores to give on Tuesday’s finale, and we got three hours of show to sit through. Three hours. They had to make up for Monday’s show only being an hour long, I guess.

Luckily the first hour was a repeat, so I don’t have to write five million extra words for a third of the show. Then the opening sequence and voice over for the real show kicked in, and were especially dramatic. That is saying a lot when talking about this show. I a...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Nine Results: Ralph Macchio, The Karate Kid Is Struck Down

5/18/2011 9:17am EDT
Ralph Macchio Eliminated on DWTS
One more week and we’ll be calling ‘Dancing With The Stars’ season 12 over, and I haven’t ever seen a season like this. Oh, I know that Tom’s announcer voice is always going on about “the most talked about cast” or “the tightest competition” or the “most mind-blowing thing on earth” (okay, maybe not that one, but he might as well), but they say that every single season. This season really is tight, and it’s getting tighter.

Before we jump into the elimination show, and all the extraneous things it entails, we take an hour for an extraneous freestyle special. It was just what i...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Nine Performances: Who's Good Enough For The Finals?

5/17/2011 9:21am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
I would say that it’s time to cue the dramatic music and suspenseful voiceovers because it’s time for the semi-finals... but ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is always dramatic. This week does get more difficult, though, as competitions tend to do. We get three dances, the last of which is a winner takes all Cha-Cha for a bonus 15 points. This bodes well for Kirstie, the Cha-Cha Queen.

Round One:

Ralph Macchio (Actor) and Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Argentine tango
Scores: 8, 9, 8
Len said it lacked some emotion, but he liked the set up and it was full of content. Bruno said Ralph was deta...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Sees Romeo Fall Just Short Of The Semi-Finals

5/11/2011 9:37am EDT
Monday night, Ralph took a tumble all the way down to the bottom of the leader board, falling a full six points behind his closest competitor. With the competition as tight as it is, it could have been his demise. The fans sometimes surprise us, though, and they did this week (or at least surprised me) in our last elimination before the semi-finals.

But first, before we got to the results show, we had an hour of a recap show. Because heaven forbid we actually watch something educational. I love this show, but that decision was frustrating. On top of that, this week wasn’t eve...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Races To The Semi-Finals

5/10/2011 9:30am EDT
This Monday determined which four couples would be moving on to the semi-finals next week, and I almost couldn’t believe that when they said it! The semi-finals? Already?! I haven’t even decided who I want to win yet!

My indecision aside, we got two dances this week. The first was just a straight up dance, no gimmicks, and then the second was the instant dance, brought back from last season. Instant dances almost never go as badly as we might imagine they could, but the anticipation is fun. On top of that, my favorite from last season, and instant dance stand out, Kyle Masse...

An Injured Ralph Macchio Persevered Through 'Dancing'

5/10/2011 8:40am EDT
Ralph Macchio
Injured actor Ralph Macchio struggled through a performance on Dancing With The Stars on Monday night, but his painful knee left him slumped at the bottom of the leaders' board.

The Karate Kid star ruptured a cyst during training last week and he subsequently missed much of his rehearsal time with professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff.

Macchio refused to pull out of his planned appearance on the program and took to ahead of the show to warn fans his performance would be less than perfect.

He wrote, "Nothing's gonna ever keep me down... Will be rough around the edges w/...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Seven Gives Our Celebrities Double Duty

5/3/2011 9:29am EDT
Romeo Miller Chelsie Hightower
Only 6 stars are left from the original 11 that started this season out, and this is the first week that we are throwing more than one dance at them. We get team dances, and individual dances, and we have a guest judge this week, Donnie Burns, a highly-decorated Latin dancer. This is a man who Karina called the “ballroom god” and Maks said was ballroom dancing’s Tiger Woods.

The team dances were the Cha-Cha-Cha, and the teams were chosen by the season’s highest scorers, Chelsea and Hines. Chelsea picked Ralph and Romeo, while Hines picked Kirstie and Kendra. Hine’s team seemed a bit... ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Results: Chris Jerico Is Taken To The Mat

4/27/2011 9:22am EDT
DWTS Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke eliminated
Guilty Pleasures Week brought out some of the best performances so far this season, Romeo and Chelsea grabbing the top spots, and deservedly so. It’s still one of the tightest seasons I have seen, though, and I’m never sure who’s leaving each week. This was the first week, however, that if anyone in the judges’ bottom four except Kendra was going home, it was going to sting for me.

Before the results show, we got a “The Road To The Finals” one hour special sort of episode, which was mostly a time filler, but offered some insights to each of the stars still in the competition. S...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Performances See Another Tumble And Bring Out The '10' Paddles

4/26/2011 9:29am EDT
DWTS Guilty Pleasures Week
On the heels of Classical Week’s success, last week's American Week was a big mess. This Monday I was hoping we’d get a more coherent show with Guilty Pleasures Week, and maybe some good old nostalgia. I was really glad to get a little bit of both.

Right off the bat we got a performance of “MmmBop” from Hanson, our musical guest for the episode. Yes, Hanson. 1997’s Hanson. Yikes. But I say ‘yikes’ in an oddly affectionate way, even if I was well beyond teenybopper age when they hit. Speaking of which, when did those boys grow up?!

Moving on to the dancing...

Kirstie Alley (Actor) ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Sends Petra Packing

4/20/2011 9:27am EDT
American Week performances were hit and miss, so I’m glad we’re putting that behind us, and I’m looking forward to next week’s “guilty pleasures” theme. But of course there is the business of who has to go home to deal with before we can move on. Let’s take a look at where Monday’s judges’ scores left us:

1. Hines and Kym - 27
2. Chris and Cheryl - 26
2. Chelsea and Mark - 26
2. Romeo and Chelsie - 26
3. Kirstie and Maks - 23
4. Ralph and Karina - 22
4. Petra and Dmitry - 22
4. Kendra and Louis - 22

We started out this results show with the fates of the top scorer, Hines, and Kirstie, w...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Salutes The Red, White And Blue

4/19/2011 10:00am EDT
DWTS American Week
It’s American Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and Monday was a night of odd music choices mixed with dances that didn’t fit them. As a result, there were a lot of awkward performances, and mixed reviews. I think they may have started out with a good idea for a theme, but didn’t carry it out very well. After last week’s classical theme, it was a definite step down. But the show must go on, and ‘Dancing’ has always got to have a gimmick, right?

Ralph Macchio (Actor) and Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Samba
Scores: 8, 7, 7
Len said that he was disappointed in Ralph’s inconsistency. He said it w...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Elimination Is 'The Heart Of The Show' Sugar Ray

4/13/2011 9:28am EDT
Classical Week performances are over and done, but ‘Dancing With The Stars’ still had last night’s results show to milk the orchestra. It wasn’t quite as effective with Jennifer Hudson taking Katherine Jenkins’ spot at center stage, but that wasn’t really what mattered. What mattered is who the heck was going to go home. This was one of those weeks that it seemed like it could have been anyone.

In fact, the first couple declared to be in jeopardy was sort of a shock based on judge scores, but even then I still wondered if it really could have been their time. I’m getting ahead of mys...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Gives Us Classics & Another Leader Board Shift

4/12/2011 9:20am EDT
DWTS Classical themed week
Tchaikovsky, Rota, Bocelli, Williams... It’s Classical Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and the band has gone and multiplied into a 46 member orchestra. On top of that, we had some amazing guest stars, like violinist David Garrett and singer Katherine Jenkins. I’m not a huge fan of classical music, but I enjoy it enough, and this was one of the best theme nights I can remember in recent seasons.

The stage was really quite amazing to see, and it brought a whole new element to the show. Last season they did Acoustic Week, and that was uneventful in my eyes, but this was a game changer. ...

Karina Smirnoff To Be On Cover Of Playboy - And Nude Inside!

4/7/2011 1:00pm EDT
Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff will be gracing the cover of the May issue of Playboy, as well as have a nude pictorial inside. Magazine founder Hugh Hefner tweeted, "The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing with The Stars' Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside."

Karina has other monumental plans: she is going to get married sometime this year to professional baseball player Brad Penny. She told US Weekly she hopes to tie the knot sometime in October or November of 2011.

Currently, she is paired with sudden favorite Ralph Macchio on Dancing with the Stars. We just hope her new photos w...

'Dancing With The Stars' Review: Week Three Elimination... Wendy Williams

4/6/2011 9:18am EDT
Monday night we laughed and cried, and oohed and aahed, among other cliche reactions, over the emotional stories our stars told with their dances. We collectively cringed over Kirstie and Maks’ fall, then talked about it all day long. We discussed how the scores have been all over the place this season... and then talked about Kirstie and Maks some more.

Look, you fall down on ‘Dancing’, and you’re going to have to talk about it and hear about it until you have a nervous breakdown. It’s just the way it is.

Here’s a run down of where we stood after Monday’s performances:

1. Hines and K...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Performances Get Emotional

4/5/2011 9:20am EDT
With Mike and Lacey gone, we now have ten stars standing, some good, some bad, some ridiculous. Some of them are all of those things at the same time, and this week they get to tell us their personal stories. Each star picked a song that they had an emotional connection to, and had to express it in their dance.

It wasn’t as silly as I thought it was going to be.

The outcomes were a little surprising, most especially because they gave us a brand new pecking order at the end of the night. Again. This season is shaping up to be unpredictable. Don’t these people realize that they’re toyi...

'Dancing With The Stars' Review: And The First Elimination Of Season Twelve Is...

3/30/2011 9:41am EDT
Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
It's inevitable. One by one, all the contestants on 'Dancing With The Stars' will go home until there is only one left standing. It's no fun for anyone, but for the very first to go, it downright stinks.

Of course, before we kick someone off the dance floor crying (maybe), the first hour of 'Dancing' is the recap hour. I actually really like to rewatch the dances without all the extraneous stuff. And I have to admit that on second watch, yes, I was a little harsh in my criticism of Petra this week. Did I think she had any better a chance going into the elimination show after a rewatch...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Performances Review

3/29/2011 8:47am EDT
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
It's week two of 'Dancing With The Stars', and expectations are high. For some. Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley came out on fire last week, and we wanted to see if they can keep up the high standard. Was it luck? A product of the opening night high? I was especially interested in seeing Kirstie, considering I expected utter clumsiness last week. She shocked a lot of people. Can she do it again?

The rest of our stars are... not so heavily anticipated. In fact, Mike Catherwood couldn't get worse. Well, I shouldn't say that. He could fall down this week, or have a nervous bre...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: The Karate Kid Sweeps This Leg Of The Competition

3/22/2011 1:00pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars Ralph Macchio
On the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, we were treated to a handful of surprises. Karate Kid Ralph Macchio started at the top of the competition, and right behind him was... Kirstie Alley!

Meanwhile, fan favorites Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams were on the bottom half - lucky for them, radio personality Mike Catherwood had the worst performance of the night. But let's start at the top:

Ralph Macchio stunned the judges with his foxtrot with partner Karina Smirnoff, set to "Kick in the Head." Judge Len Goodman said the obvious: "You've got great potential... best foxtrot of ...

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Report: How the Competitors Stay Injury Free

3/22/2011 10:32am EDT
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy | Photo Credits: Adam Tayl
Dance expert Benji Schwimmer — he's the brother of pro Lacey and the winner of the second season of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance — has already picked his champion of the new season of Dancing With the Stars: 60-year-old Kirstie Alley.

"She just redeemed her career," he said after watching the Cheers veteran light up the ballroom with ...

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'Dancing With The Stars' Pro Karina Smirnoff Makes A Black Jumpsuit Sexy

3/14/2011 8:33am EDT
Karina Smirnoff
Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff attended the Spiegel Swim and Travel Launch Party in South Beach over the weekend looking sulgry in a low-cut black jumpsuit.

Karina is paired with Ralph Macchio in the upcoming 12th season of "Dancing With The Stars," which kicks off on ABC on March 21.

Karina is engaged to Major League Baseball player Brad Penny of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The pair started dating in October 2010, shortly after Smirnoff broke off her engagement to fellow professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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Who Is Your Favorite 'Dancing With The Stars' Winner?

3/7/2011 5:00pm EST
The twelfth season of "Dancing With The Stars" begins March 21, and reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson is an early favorite to win. She'll be competing against hip hop star Romeo, boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard, Disney star Chelsea Kane, "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio, supermodel Petra Nemcova, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, talk show hostess Wendy Williams, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, former "Cheers" star Kirstie Alley, radio personality Mike Catherwood.

Take a look back at the previous 11 seasons and see who won the coveted mirror ball tropy. There were four athletes, six w...

'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants Start Rehearsals - Who's Your Favorite?

3/3/2011 2:00pm EST
Dancing With The Stars
The "Dancing With The Stars" cast was just announced on Monday night, and they're already at work on their moves. Lil Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, above, already look like they have chemistry. The smash-hit celebrity dance-off returns on Monday, March 21, in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.

We spotted a bunch of the contestants getting ready at a dance studio in Los Angeles. Check them out below:

Disney star Chelsea Kane

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke

Reality star Kendra Wilkinson, who is already favored to win in internet polls

WWE wrestler Chris Jericho

Professional danc...

'Bachelor' Recap: Wife Material

3/1/2011 1:08pm EST
Last week’s hometown visits helped “The Bachelor” eliminate professional embalmer and future head of the funeral home, Shawntel N. Did anyone ever doubt that Brad would follow in the footsteps of previous “Bachelor (ette) s” (Jason Meznick and Ali Fedotowsky) who quickly ended their relationship with a contestant whose hometown visit included a brush with death (pet cemetery and taxidermy)? Cool as Shawntel was, she wasn’t making it out of the subsequent rose ceremony alive.

This week was a bit trickier to determine. We’ve seen Brad have his ups and downs with all three potential brides-t...

Petra Nemcova's Slinky Silver Dress - Hot Or Not?

3/1/2011 12:00pm EST
Petra Nemcova
Upcoming "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Petra Nemcova attended the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in a form-fitting metallic gown. What do you think of her look?

During last night's episode of The Bachelor, DWTS hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed the new cast, which also includes: rapper Romeo, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Disney star Chelsea Kane, actor Ralph Macchio, reality show star Kendra Wilkinson, football star Hines Ward, talk show host Wendy Williams, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, actress Kirstie Alley and radio personality Mike Cathe...

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 12 Cast Revealed!

2/28/2011 10:00pm EST
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars is set for its big 12th season return in just a few weeks, and the new cast is official!

During Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, DWTS hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed the new cast, most of whom came as no surprise as a partial list was leaked earlier in the day.

One standout is rapper Romeo, who was supposed to have been on the show for Season 2 but had to drop out after a basketball injury left him sidelined. His father, rapper Master P, took over for him and was quick to exit the show after dismal performances.

The perennial judges panel of Len...

'Psych' 5.13 'We'd Like To Thank The Academy' Review

12/9/2010 9:08am EST
After last week's Twin Peaks tribute, I was ready to get back to regular Psych. The show returns to its standard form with a doozy: Shawn and Gus destroy an SBPD sting operation, and are subsequently banished to the police academy to obtain a professional education.

This puts them at the mercy of Officer Nick Conforth (The Karate Kid's Ralph Macchio), Lassiter's old academy nemesis. It's all fun and games for Shawn and Gus - despite their managing to consistently embarrass themselves - until they motivate Conforth to one-up Lassiter by trying to catch a sought-after robbery suspect....