Hollywood It girl Hayden Panettiere is speaking out for the first time about her father's arrest on suspicion of felony spousal abuse earlier this month -- and she's dismissing the drama!
"It [the incident] was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame," the "Heroes" starlet tells "Extra." "My family is wonderful -- so very happy. We're all great."
Hayden's next film, "I Love You, Beth Cooper," is due out in 2009.