Fox TV's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest Wednesday said his widely publicized feud with judge Paula Abdul was blown out of proportion by the media.

"Paula and I are great. We are fine," he said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"It's not that big of a deal. It got blown out of proportion," he said.

"One day I went to talk to (Paula) before the show -- and I talk to Randy (Jackson) and Simon (Cowell) sometimes, too -- and I couldn't get in to see her.

"There were a lot of people outside, and I thought she was blowing me off, and I cleared it up on the radio and so now we're fine."