“Idol” host and Dunwoody High School graduate Ryan Seacrest is movin’ on up.
He recently put his Hollywood Hills home up for sale for $11.985 million.
TMZ reports that he has purchased former “Idol” judge and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres‘ home that was on sale for a cool $49 million.
Seacrest is not living beyond his means. Forbes in May 2011 estimated he earned $61 million the previous 12 months. I’m sure he made as much if not more the past 12 months given his gigs on E!, “American Idol,” AT40, syndicated radio, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve,” his production company (”Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) and a recently signed deal with NBCUniversal that includes work on “The Today Show” and the Olympics.
TMZ said the property in Beverly Hils covers an entire block and takes up almost three acres. The estate includes a 9,200-square-foot main home, three guest houses and a koi carp pool.
You can see how the house looked when DeGeneres lived there here, courtesy of Architectural Digest.
His current home is nothing to sneeze at. It was once owned by Kevin Costner. Seacrest purchased it in April, 2006 for $11.5 million. According to Yahoo, the Mediterranean mansion has five bedrooms, a swimming pool, guest house, tennis courts and gardens. It takes up 8,172 square feet.
- In other reality TV show news, “Dancing With the Stars” will air its first all-star edition this fall.
- And TMZ says Demi Lovato will make a mere $1 million as a judge on “X Factor,” so the show could afford to pay Britney Spears a cool $15 million.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk