Cheryl Cole is reportedly house-hunting in Hollywood.

The pop star - who flew out to Los Angeles on Friday (31.07.10) after overcoming malaria - is looking for a property in Los Angeles with the help of rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough because she wants to launch her career in the US.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, Cheryl has already line-up a "string of meetings with top estate agents to find her perfect pad".

The pair are currently staying in a villa at the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood as Cheryl decides what properties she is going to look at.

The Girls Aloud member - who took five weeks off from all work commitments as she battled the potentially fatal disease - will be in America for the next few weeks for a series of business meetings.

Cheryl is due to return to her role as a judge on Simon Cowell's UK pop star search show 'The X Factor' in the last week of August but before that she is scheduled to have a casual lunch with producers at the Fox network - the company that is airing the upcoming US version of the show.

She will also be meeting bosses at ABC to discuss the possibility of competing on 'Dancing With The Stars' - on which Derek is one of the professional dancers.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Cheryl has spoken to Simon and assured him she will be raring to go by the end of this month. But, in the meantime, she refuses to sit and do nothing. She is meeting execs at Fox who are keen to see what all the fuss is about, while Derek has also lined her up for casual talks with the 'Dancing with the Stars' crew."

Cheryl and Derek have also arranged to have dinner one night with his sister Julianne Hough and her rumoured boyfriend 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest.