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Although it took almost two seasons of “American Idol” for Ryan Seacrest to select a buyer, the singing competition show host has sold his gated Hollywood Hills West estate for $11 million. He bought the property from two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker and actor Kevin Costner in 2006 for $11.5 million.

Remodeled during Seacrest’s ownership, the 1974 Mediterranean belonged to Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss before Costner purchased it in 1995 for $2.7 million.

The 10,000-square-foot villa, which sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views, features a gym, a wine cellar and a screening room, as well as a tennis court and a swimming pool. Including the guesthouse, the property has six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.

Seacrest, 37, has hosted “American Idol” since 2002. He was a “Today” special correspondent during the 2012 London Olympics.

It was recently announced that Seacrest is leaving his spot as “E! News” co-host. His producing credits include “Shahs of Sunset” (2012), “Food Revolution” (2010) and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (2007-10).

Seacrest first put the house on the market in 2010 at $14.95 million. He bought TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ compound in Beverly Hills for $37.5 million this year.

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, was Seacrest’s listing agent.

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