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I don't have a love life in LA - I'm just too busy, admits Ruth

RUTH O'Neill, who is set to make a return to Irish screens as a showbiz reporter for RTE, has revealed that life in Hollywood can be pretty dull.

"I've no love life, LA is not really a relationship town, everyone is way too obsessed with their careers," Ruth told the Diary.

Ruth will update audiences with the latest scandal from her home in Tinseltown, after bagging a top spot on RTE Two's brand new showbiz series, Juice.

"I'll be telling the audience about the events I'm going to and who I'm bumping into as well as reporting the breaking entertainment news from here," said Ruth, who will be rubbing shoulders with Simon Cowell at the US X Factor show next weekend.

The 23-year-old packed her bags for the US in April 2010 following her experience on TV3 series Total Xposure.

And thanks to hard work, she has enjoyed some success.

"I'm working as a news assistant in ABC News fulltime now and I absolutely love it -- it doesn't even feel like work," the model revealed.

"It's beyond competitive to get into news, let alone ABC news," said Ruth, who added that she had been "holding out to get a job like this" for a long time.

"I'm really hoping to get on the team to work for the Oscars or the Golden Globes -- so much work and preparation goes into those events and I'd kill to be involved.

"I love the lifestyle here -- it's hard work and super competitive but also such an exciting place to live in," Ruth revealed.

"It took a good year to settle in. I was so homesick for a long time but I stuck it out and now it's great."