Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims
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Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of Amazon Studios was put on leave Thursday following sexual harassment allegations from a producer on the Amazon series “Man in the High Castle,” adding to Hollywood’s crisis over its mistreatment of women. Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately, Amazon said in a … Continue reading

Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says
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Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe Vestager, the EU official in charge of antitrust issues, also took Ireland to … Continue reading

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Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time. Brown Sugar offers films such as “Shaft,” ”Cotton Comes to Harlem,” ”In the Heat of the Night,” ”Cleopatra Jones,” ”Crash,” ”Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset … Continue reading

Hefner’s Bunny business bared in Amazon ‘Playboy’ docuseries
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Hefner’s Bunny business bared in Amazon ‘Playboy’ docuseries

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Americans would hate living in a world untouched by Hugh Hefner. That’s a message from “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story,” which premieres Friday on Amazon Prime. It will come as no surprise that this docuseries treats its subject, the founder of the Playboy-magazine-and-beyond empire, with tender, loving care. Co-produced … Continue reading

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How much is too much television?

  NEW YORK (AP) — Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there’s not enough time to see everything on her list. As the chief programmer for PBS, Hoppe has a business reason to stay current. So if … Continue reading