Despite some "weird" hand movements and a hairstyle modeled after Rod Blagojevich, Ralph Macchio raced to an early lead on Dancing With the Stars.

The Karate Kid star and partner Karina Smirnoff finished the first show with a total of 24 points, edging Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward for the top score.

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Hines Ward and the Pittsburgh Steelers recently lost the Super Bowl to Green Bay. The wide receiving great is not about to lose the Mirror Ball trophy next.

A fierce competitor in every facet of life, Ward is ready to take on DWTS - and he's not thinking about second or third place when he steps on the parquet.

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Who's your pick to win? Who's the dark horse? Who will flame out early? Which stars are you most looking forward to seeing bust a move on the DWTS parquet?

From Playboy pinups to actors, models, pro athletes and people you may not have known existed before last week, this cast has it all and should be a lot of fun.

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente