has put his gated Hollywood Hills West estate back on the market at $11.985 million. The "American Idol" host had tried to sell it in late 2010 for $14.95 million.
The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits behind wrought-iron gates on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during his ownership, the villa features beamed ceilings, a bar, a screening room, a wine cellar and a gym. There are six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A guesthouse, tennis court, a swimming pool, a cabana and mature trees complete the grounds.
Seacrest, 37, who has hosted the singing competition since 2002, gutted out the show Wednesday even though he was ill to maintain his perfect attendance record. In 2004, he took over the nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show that airs locally on KIIS-FM (102.7) as well as the morning drive-time show. His producing credits include "Shahs of Sunset" (2012), "Food Revolution" (2010) and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (2007-10).
He bought the property from two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker and actor Kevin Costner in 2006 for $11.5 million.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.