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Paula Deen Cancels Pantages Date; Sean Penn Charged in Brentwood Country Mart Dust-Up

• Paula Deen has cancelled her upcoming tour stop at The Pantages Theater due to “too many financial and logistical issues for this promoter.” [LAist]

• Sean Penn has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism and battery for his October confrontation with a photographer outside of Brentwood Country Mart. [KABC]

• U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s parents own a sushi restaurant in Arcadia. [USA Today]

• At least three employees of San Juan Capistrano’s South restaurant are filing labor complaints, saying they were not paid for weeks. [O.C. Register]

• Slim Jims’ North Carolina plant is back up and running after a fatal explosion last summer. [NYP]

• Vietnam’s beer scene is on the rise. [NYT]

• The federal government launched a program on Friday to encourage supermarkets to open in low-income areas. [Reuters]

• El Pollo Loco is changing its television mascot to a anthropomorphic flame. [O.C. Business Journal]

Paula Deen Cancels Pantages Date; Sean Penn Charged in Brentwood Country Mart