Scoop: Shia LaBeouf makes lame skywriting apology 

Shia LaBeouf, recently busted for lifting a story by comic book writer Dan Clowes word-for-word and putting it in a short film, seemed to think that apologizing via skywriting would be enough to rectify the situation.

“I Am Sorry Daniel Clowes” was written over the skies of Los Angeles on New Year’s Day. However, Clowes doesn’t live there.

“I imagine airplane messaging is the norm in Hollywood,” Clowes’ editor told Buzzfeed.com, “but someone really should have informed Mr. LaBeouf that Mr. Clowes lives in the Bay Area.”

Clowes reportedly is “exploring his legal options,” and rightly so.

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QUICK TAKES

Juanita Moore, who starred with Lana Turner in 1959’s “Imitation of Life” and was the fifth black performer to be nominated for an Oscar, has died at 99.

Robin Thicke allegedly threatened to quit a New Year’s Eve gig in Miami unless he got a bigger hotel room.

Staff members of Britney Spears’ residency in Las Vegas are periodically patted down and drug tested.

Winners of 2013’s most pirated media: Bruno Mars and “Game of Thrones.”

Netflix purged dozens of streaming films but added “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Raging Bull,” “Bull Durham” and “Good Burger.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress and math scholar Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) is 39.

Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 68.

Musician Stephen Stills is 69.

Actor Dabney Coleman (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 82.

Actor Robert Loggia (“Scarface”) is 84.

Beatles producer George Martin is 88.

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