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Ray J arrested in Beverly Hills scuffle

Ray J arrested in Beverly Hills scuffle

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) --Ray J was arrested for battery, trespassing and vandalism at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday night.
Kate Stanton
Ted Cruz down with mysterious tattooed posters

Ted Cruz down with mysterious tattooed posters

March 18 (UPI) -- Strange posters featuring the likeness of Ted Cruz have begun popping up at hot spots in Los Angeles, depicting the Texas senator bare-chested, covered in ink.
Gabrielle Levy

UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News

$40-$160 to enjoy London's best view … Swedish students irked by housing comments … Website lists odd hotel amenities … Church bought for $2,500, lists for $79K … UPI Quirks in the News.

Website lists odd hotel amenities

BOSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Boston website said the most extravagant hotel amenities include one in Oman where visitors have the option of arriving by Jeep, speedboat or paraglider.
Milla Jovovich to host Sci-Tech Awards

Milla Jovovich to host Sci-Tech Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Actress Milla Jovovich is to serve as host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.

Joe Biden and wife meet with Marines

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, visited Camp Pendleton in California to meet with training and wounded Marines, officials said.
Douglas Trumbull set for Oscar honor

Douglas Trumbull set for Oscar honor

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it plans to bestow its Gordon E. Sawyer Award to filmmaker Douglas Trumbull.
Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Banks is to be host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
UNICEF honors producer Weintraub

UNICEF honors producer Weintraub

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Film producer and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub was honored as Man of the Year at UNICEF's 2009 fundraising gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers said.
David Cook to perform at charity dinner

David Cook to perform at charity dinner

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Singer David Cook is to perform and comedian Jimmy Kimmel is to act as host of a California charity event to raise money for cancer research, organizers said.

Charity recognizes Marsden for support

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Film star James Marsden is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming Tourette Syndrome Association's awards dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lens designer to get technical Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- David Grafton will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, at the Scientific and Technical Awards dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., next month.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Birds inaugurate new Wis. Park ... Fancy Vegas hotel suite is $40,000 a night ... Life is purrfect for four women's cats ... TV thieves foiled by blown tire ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Fancy Vegas hotel suite is $40,000 a night

LAS VEGAS, July 19 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas resort is setting the bar for home-away-from-home extravagance, offering a two-story "sky villa" with a Jacuzzi and a butler for $40,000 a night.

Maggie Gyllenhaal to award sci-tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will present Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' awards for scientific and technical work Feb.10 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Singer Jewel performs at the ACLU of Southern California annual Bill of Rights Dinner held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on December 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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The Beverly Wilshire Hotel is at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard on the east side of South Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It was constructed by real estate developer Walter G. McCarty on the site of the former Beverly Hills Speedway. It was completed in 1928 (when the city had fewer than 18,000 residents), and was then known as the "Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel". The E-shaped structure is built of a special Tuscan stone and Carrara marble in the Italian Renaissance architecture style.

Renamed the Beverly Wilshire Hotel by new owners, it was renovated with a ballroom in the 1940s to accommodate the popular big bands of the day. An Olympic-sized swimming pool was built and championship tennis courts were added, with tennis champion Pancho Gonzalez as tennis director.

The hotel changed hands in 1958 and again in 1961, when it was purchased by a group of investors headed by Hernando Courtright.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Beverly Wilshire."
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