Maks Says 'Everything's Fine' on 'DWTS'

Now that the "Dancing with the Stars" dust has settled for week eight, pro dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy said there's no bad blood between himself and Judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

"Maks vs. Carrie Ann... there is no versus," Maks told "Extra" special "DWTS" correspondent Tony Dovolani, referring to his mini-blowup with Inaba Monday over choreography. "I walked over in credits. We spoke and whatever, she assured me everything's fine."

Did Maks think the backlash was the reason he and partner Brandy were in the bottom two? "I think it's a show. We're trying to put the best show out on TV right now. It is what it is."

Still hanging on, Bristol Palin continued to be amazed and thankful to her fans for keeping her in the competition. "Thank you guys so much for voting for us. I know they're loyal and they've been backing us the majority of this thing."

Dovolani joked, "It makes me want to come back next season as a Republican."

The "Dancing with the Stars" semifinals begin next Monday on ABC!

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