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Ralph Macchio takes first place on 'Dancing'

Ralph Macchio, of Karate Kid fame, took home first place with a score of 24 out of 30 on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars. This will be the last season of the dance show.

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Ralph Macchio, best known for his role in The Karate Kid, performs with his partner Karina Smirnoff on the celebrity dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars, Monday, in Los Angeles.

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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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