In news that should inspire icicles to form in Hades, Madonna has reportedly made up with Elton John — for real, this time.

The Sun reports that Madge and John met up at a restaurant in Nice, France and exchanged pleasantries. A source dished, “Elton goes to the Petite Maison for dinner fairly regularly as it’s near his villa in Mont Boron. But Madonna was also there for a bite before her show, which was down the road and didn’t start until around 10:30 PM,” the source noted. “Just as he was leaving, he went over to talk to Madonna and they were laughing and smiling. They even hugged each other.”

Wow! That’s a far cry from the barbs and eye rolls the pair have exchanged for the bulk of 2012. Their feud started when Madonna began trashing John’s close pal (and godmother to his son), Lady Gaga, for essentially ripping ‘Born This Way’ off of ‘Express Yourself.’ John was also furious when Madge’s ‘Masterpiece’ beat out his ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ soundtrack contribution for ‘Best Song’ at the Golden Globes.

Most recently, John called Madonna “a fairground stripper,” and said, “She’s such a nightmare … Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t have happened to a bigger c—.” Ouch!

Madonna responded in much less vulgar manner, offering a somewhat backhanded olive branch. She dedicated the song ‘Masterpiece’ — the same one John denounced — to Elton at a recent concert in France. “Mr. Elton John,” Madonna said, “I know he’s a big fan of it. And I know he’s a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere.” Maybe she wasn’t being sarcastic after all!

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