No doubt celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito can heat things up in the kitchen. Unfortunately, his footwork on last night's Dancing With the Stars left the judges rather cold. He and Karina Smirnoff scored only 14 out of a possible 30.
But hey, DiSpirito did beat at least one other duo last night: Comedian Jeff Ross and Edyta Sliwinska tumbled into last place with a measly 12. DiSpirito says the judges' harsh comments give him "further incentive to work hard and get better."
I caught up with the cooking superstar to find out what happened when Smirnoff injured her ankle just hours before the premiere, why he believes his dancing was underwhelming and what he thinks about, um, national health care? (I'll be chatting exclusively with DiSpirito after his performances each week for as long as he stays in the game.)