Len Goodman on 'Dancing With the Stars' feud with Maks: 'You can't be a judge at your own trial' -- VIDEO

Dancing With the Stars head judge Len Goodman has taken to Access Hollywood to address longtime professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s claim on Monday night that […] Read the full post.


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  • Nancy

    The judges comments were so unprofessional and childish, especially Carrie Ann Inaba. Perhaps DWTS
    should begin interviewing new judges for next season.

    • Theresa

      Why wait they can replace him for the rest of the season right now. They will not have hard time replacing him. ABC IT Would be a smart move on thier part and let Len retire after 50 years of judge dancing.

  • JEFF

    YES, THERE IS HOPE——–CHAZ IS GONE

    • vicster

      how can u stand yourself…. Jeff!

    • No

      get a life

  • Jim Allbright

    Len should be giving constructive criticism not destructive diatribes. I am close to

    Len should be giving constructive judgements not destructive diatribes. Maks deserves a commendation for pointing out the unfair demonstrations by the judges.

  • ALW

    Maybe it’s time for us to judge the judges – I watched from the beginning and it may be time to have all new panel of dance judges………..

  • Theresa

    Time for ABC to send Len Packing after comments made about contestants. Judges are there to guide dancers in order to improve dances. What he stated about a couple of dancers last nite was uncalled for. FIRE HIM! get guest judge.

  • Dennis

    I have been a fan of the show for a long time but am tired of the vicious and vile comments from the judges. Len and Bruno seem to take delight in making fun of the stars and putting them down. They should keep in mind that we are watching the stars and don’t tune in to see them. Hooray for Maks for telling it like it is!!

  • Sandy

    Maks was rude and needs to take a few steps back. His rude behavior does not cause the dance to be better. The Judges are supposed to give their opinion. If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen.

  • Jeannie Johnston

    PS They are JUDGES, NOT GOD HIMSELF! I think they should be more professional in their comments and scores.

  • Cindy

    Kudos to Max. I agree that a lot of the comments are harsher than need to be, not only from Len, but Bruno as well all season. His remarks toward Chaz as well as Nancy Grace and some of the others have been very offensive. It was the same last season. He has gotten out of hand and is a reason I may stop watching. In my opinion, he should be fired.

    • Theresa

      I’m done with this show. First season I have really watched, but never more ABC!

  • Bettye

    Thanks goodness for Bruno !!!! The judges forget, it seems, that they are the judges and professionals. The contestants are professionals attempting something thay have never even thought of before. Wouldn’t you love to Len play Volleyball?

    • Madison

      bruno is the worst offender!

  • ann turner

    What do you expect from the professional dancers who do make the show what it is. The judges are there to do a job also, but the judges are not there to condemn or poke fun at the contestants. The contestants are not professionals and should not be judged on a professional level. I feel Max and the professional dancers should have an obligation to stand up for their partners when necessary. How would the judges feel if the audience could text their vote as to whether they stay or go.

  • Martha

    I think BOTH Len and Maks were wrong. The rude comments are getting out of hand on both sides. Yes, Len could give better constructive criticism, but he’s already tried to do that with Hope and Maks; she’s not getting it. Maks was rude with the way he talked back to Len, but I understand he’s hit his limit as well. Maks has done this before, though; maybe it’s time he moves on from the show. I’m getting tired of his holier-than-thou attitude, anyway. He’s always been like this. I do think the judges do need to watch their comments, though. Bruno is the worst, he gets extremely carried away. We all need to remember, too, that this is a dance competition, not a popularity contest. Judges need to judge the dance itself and nothing but. Voters need to vote for the best dancers, not just the celebrities they like the most without the dancing.

  • kay

    I have been watching the show from the beginning.
    Every so often we get new pros on the show, I think we need new judges on the show. I really think Carrie Ann needs to go, I can’t stand watching her. I also believe the judges have there favorite pros, first it was Juliane Hough, when she left her brother Derrick became the favorite. Does anyone remember the show when Derrick threw a fit because his dancer had a hard time. Mark Ballas did too. I’m glad Maks said what he said, I Think the judges are always rude.

  • Christie

    Maks criticized the judges for being judgmental. That’s the point of judging. Perhaps Maks is frustrated because his dance partner is so weak.

  • Regine

    I watch to show because of Maks. He should have won at least a couple of times. The judges do pick their favorites early on. I am sick of Len and most of all sick of Derrick! Each year they set it up for little boy Derrick by matching him with someone who is very talented already. I pledge my love for Max and salute him for telling that old fart off!

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