Cheryl Cole's trip to LA hasn't been much of a holiday - the singer's been working hard on her new album at the Sunset Marquis hotel's famous studios.
The 28-year-old, who was axed as a judge from US X Factor in May, has been recording tracks in the same building where superstars such as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper created their hits.
'Cheryl has loved working at the studios,' a source tells The Sun.
'Some of the female singers that have worked there before are her all-time heroes.
'It's been the perfect place for Cheryl to plunge head-first back into work again.'
Now Cheryl's forgiven ex-husband Ashley Cole, 30, for breaking her heart, it looks like she could be planning to settle across the pond.
Chelsea and England footballer Ashley's said to have splashed out £2m on a posh private beach-front estate for the couple in the Malibu Colony, where they'll count Demi Moore and Mel Gibson as neighbours.
'I've lived here all my life,' local Shannon Navarro, 38, tells us. 'I'm in a band and the ocean is very inspirational to musicians. Cheryl will love it here.'Where to next: