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Ruth mingles with Hollywood's elite

SHE moved to LA to live the high life, and model turned presenter Ruth O'Neill has been partying with Hollywood's elite in the run-up to the Oscars this weekend.

The 26-year-old, who has been based in California since 2010, was one of the lucky few to secure invitations to attend the Hollywood Domino & Bovet 1822's seventh annual Pre-Oscar Gala & Tournament at Sunset Tower Hotel.

The former UCD student told the Herald there was little food or booze consumed by the A-listers, as all the nominees wanted to look their best for the red carpet.

"Everyone looked amazing," she said. "The one thing you notice at these Oscar parties is that no girls are tucking into the hors d'oeuvres and people don't drink that much either."


Dubliner Ruth rubbed shoulders with Kate Beckinsale (inset, bottom), Mad Men's John Hamm (inset, below right) and Vanessa Hudgens at a bash at Sunset Tower on Thursday, and last night joined Nicole Richie and Joan Rivers at a QVC fashion event at the Four Seasons.

"It's been all go, go, go," she said.

The Castleknock native landed her "dream job" at glamorous US TV channel E! – home to the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians – in March last year after nearly two years covering political stories for ABC.