Ralph Macchio tore through his first Dancing with the Stars routine like it was a bunch of bullying Cobra Kai students trying to sweep his leg. Show no mercy, sensei! And while he may be the early front-runner for the Mirror Ball Trophy, a surprise dark horse candidate emerged when former self-proclaimed “Fat Actress” (her words, not ours) Kirstie Alley lit up the dance floor. Whom are you rooting for in this duel between icons of yesteryear? Annie Barrett and I put on our dancing shoes to break it all down in the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. Kristen Baldwin also stops by to help us dissect the insanity that was American Idol elimination night. Did Casey deserve the Judges’ Save? Was his freak-out for real? And which two contestants are going home next week? Also, in a special InsideTV treat, Marlee Matlin’s Celebrity Apprentice interpreter extraordinaire, Jack Jason, calls in to explain his very aggressive and enthusiastic translation methods — which have become an Entertainment Weekly obsession.
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