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Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Len Goodman Kiss & Make Up - Literally!

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Nov. 8 2011, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy and head judge Len Goodman have mended fences -- with a kiss -- after an uncomfortable exchange two weeks ago.

On the show's October 24 broadcast, Chmerkovskiy, 31, told the 67-year-old judge, “Maybe it's time to get out" of the ballroom business after a harsh critique of his partner, soccer stunner Hope Solo. Chmerkovskiy held his ground on a subsequent interview with Good Morning America, refusing to apologize to Goodman.

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Solo performed two dances on Monday's episode -- a 27-point quickstep followed by a 25-point jive Goodman called fantastic.

“It was everything a jive should be! It was brilliant!” Goodman said, prompting Chmerkovskiy to walk up to the panel and give him a smooch on the cheek. He and Solo scored a solid 52 overall points on the evening.

“Thank you Len!” Chmerkovskiy said during the post-dance Q&A.

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Monday night's other scores were: J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff scoring a perfect 60/60; Ricki Lake and Derek Hough getting 52 out of 60; Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke getting 51/60; and Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus getting the night’s lowest score with 44 out of 60.

Dancing with the Stars returns Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.

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