February 26, 2010 at 10:35 PM EST

Are Ellen and Simon not getting along on American Idol? Fox had no comment, Simon’s reps had no comment, 19 Entertainment had no comment, and on her nationally syndicated talk show, on which she’s given a global platform to be herself and share her experiences, Ellen had this to say:

It’s like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American Idol-style!

A little tension between the judges is usually good for a show — recall the glory days of ANTM — and Idol wouldn’t be itself without a little bit of bickering here and there. But if there’s a simmering hate-fest a-foot between these two, they are doing a good job of hiding it. Two sources close to the situation told EW that the rumors were nonsense.

Are you getting drawn into the Simon vs. Ellen gossip, PopWatchers?

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