Macchio on top during 'Dancing' season premiere

An actor, writer, director and producer, Ralph Macchio first gained world recognition for playing the title role in the popular classic "The Karate Kid" and its successors, "The Karate Kid II" and "The Karate Kid III." (ABC photo)
March 22, 2011 11:12:50 AM PDT
The 12th season of "Dancing With the Stars" is under way. The hit ABC show began its latest season Monday with performances by its new cast of 11 stars. Actor Ralph Macchio was the night's top scorer with 24 points out of 30. Kirstie Alley came in second place with 23 points.

Radio host Mike Catherwood finished last with 13 points.

Talk-show host Wendy Williams did one point better.

The other contestants are actress Chelsea Kane, singer Romeo, reality star Kendra Wilkinson, model Petra Nemcova and athletes Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward and Chris Jericho.

All will dance again on March 28. One contestant will be eliminated from the show on March 29.


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