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Michael Jackson home most requested by visiting tourists

April 06, 2012|By Hugo Martin
  • Japanese tourists take photos in front of Michael Jackson's last home in the Holmby Hills neighorhood.
Japanese tourists take photos in front of Michael Jackson's last… (Christina House / For The…)

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

Michael Jackson and Simon Cowell are hot.

Elvis Presley, Larry King and Christina Aguilera -- not so much.

At least those are the sentiments of tourists who requested views of celebrity homes from StarLine Tours, the largest tour bus company in Los Angeles.

Based on such requests, the tour company Friday released its top 10 list of most requested celebrity homes for 2011 and the Holmby Hills mansion where the King of Pop died in 2009 was the most requested stop, followed by the Beverly Hills estate of former"American Idol"judge Cowell.

The rest of the top 10, in order, are: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, David and Victoria Beckham, Lucille Ball, Al Pacino, the former home of Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Phil McGraw (TV's "Dr. Phil") and the Playboy Mansion.

The Pacino home, the former Perry-Brand residence and the Playboy Mansion are all new to the top 10 list in 2011. The homes of Presley, King and Aguilera dropped off the list from last year.

Thanks to a swell in international visitors, Los Angeles hosted a record number of tourists in 2011.

The 27 million tourists who visited the city last year represented a 4.2% increase from 2010, breaking the previous record of 25.6 million in 2007.

[For the record, 3:07 p.m. April 6: An earlier version of this post misspelled Jennifer Aniston's last name as Anniston.]

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L.A. breaks tourism record with 27 million visitors in 2011

Hawaii posts a record $1.3 billion in visitor spending in January

Los Angeles rises to No. 2 destination in U.S. for overseas visitors

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