Janine Rubenstein

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Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube


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Disney Execs Admit They Feel Pressure Replacing Splash Mountain, Creating Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Matthew Lawrence (L) and Chilli Thomas attend as Lifetime Celebrates Black Excellence with their Female Creatives and Talent at the +Play Partner House on March 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Chilli Says She and Boyfriend Matthew Lawrence Don't Talk About Race: 'We Have So Much in Common' (Exclusive)
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PJ Morton to Create New Song for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Ride at Disney Parks (Exclusive)
Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas with boyfriend Usher arriving at the Stella McCartney store opening party on 14th Street in New York City. September 20, 2002.
Chilli Had 'Chemistry' with Usher and Reveals How They Were Finally Able to 'Get Over' One Another (Exclusive)
Matthew Lawrence (L) and Chilli Thomas attend as Lifetime Celebrates Black Excellence with their Female Creatives and Talent at the +Play Partner House on March 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Chilli and Matthew Lawrence Haven't Had an Argument Since They Began Dating Last Year (Exclusive)
Alicia Quarles photographed at her home in Charlotte, NC, on May 22, 2023.
Alicia Quarles Live-Streamed Her Mental Health Breakdown — the Same Day She Found Out She Was Pregnant (Exclusive)
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Jay Leno attends "May Contain Nuts! A Night Of Comedy" Benefiting WeSPARK Cancer Support Center at Skirball Cultural Center on October 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Jay Leno Says He's 'Okay' but 'Pain Is Constant' Months After Major Accidents
Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Halle Bailey Broke Down Filming 'Part of Your World' During Pandemic: 'I Was Very Emotional' (Exclusive)
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Halle Bailey Ignored 'Little Mermaid' Naysayers: 'I Think About the People Who Lift Me Up' (Exclusive)
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Halle Bailey on Her Fairy-Tale Romance with Rapper DDG: Young Love Is 'Transformative' (Exclusive)
Keven Undergaro and Maria Menounos attend the Social Life Magazine June Cover event, celebrating Maria Menounos, on June 16, 2018 in Southampton, New York.
Maria Menounos Thought Her Husband May Have to Raise Their Baby Alone: 'We Imagined the Worst' (Exclusive)
Maria Menounos photographed at her home in Los Angeles, CA, on April 28, 2023.
Maria Menounos Reveals She Survived Pancreatic Cancer — with a Baby on the Way (Exclusive)
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'GMA' Anchor Janai Norman Reveals She's Pregnant with Baby No. 3: 'I've Been Manifesting This'
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Smokey Robinson Recalls Wild Late Nights at Motown Records: 'Our Wives Would Come to Get Us' (Exclusive)
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Yara Shahidi Says There's 'Something Really Powerful About Having a Black Tinker Bell' (Exclusive)
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Isla Fisher Reveals Her Go-To School Drop-Off Outfit — and It's So Relatable (Exclusive)
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Yara Shahidi on Becoming Tinker Bell, Ending 'Grown-ish' and Beginning to Adult
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DJ Duo Two Friends Went from Skipping School for Coachella to Headliners: 'We Met in PE Class' (Exclusive)
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Robin Thede Says 'Reckless Confidence' and Desire to Help Others Led to 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' 's Success
Broadway's Matt Zarley on the 'Magnitude' of Being the First Out Gay Man in PEOPLE's Bachelors Issue
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/Shutterstock (13851447ah) Christina Aguilera attends the GLAAD Media Awards LA 2023 on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. GLAAD Awards, Show, Los Angeles, California, USA - 30 Mar 2023
Christina Aguilera Thanks LGBTQ Friends for Support (and Helping Improve Her Sex Skills) While Accepting GLAAD Award
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Jodie Turner-Smith on Joining the 'Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler Cinematic Universe': It's 'Major'
Jennifer Coolidge attends the GLAAD Media Awards
Jennifer Coolidge Jokes She's 'Surrounded by Gays' Before Receiving GLAAD Award from Jane Lynch