Ralph Macchio earned some of the highest scores of the night on the season debut of 'Dancing With the Stars' on Monday. Rocking the fox trot, the ageless 'Karate Kid,' who's no-joke closing in on 50, wowed the judges (score: 24) and had the audience in the palm of his hands. He also won lots of fans at home with his self-effacing demeanor. In between grueling rehearsals with his partner Karina Smirnoff (he calls her a "whip-cracker"), the dad of two and Long Island, N.Y., native spoke toPopEater about his fancy footwork, his squeaky-clean image and of course the fame (and female attention) that 'Karate Kid' brought him.