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PBS, CNN, Premium Cable Win Big at Peabody Awards

The winners of the 2012 Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and the usual suspects cleaned up again this year. PBS, CNN and HBO all won three awards, while Showtime was among those to garner two. Stephen Colbert will undoubtedly be bragging tonight on his show, after picking up the Peabody for his various Super PAC segments. Portlandia also picked up a deserving nod for IFC.

Complete list of winners after jump:

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Stephen Colbert Lands a Children’s Book Deal

Last month, Stephen Colbert had Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak on his show and jokingly read the author a ridiculous children’s book of Colbert’s own creation. Well, now Colbert has a book deal from that skit. Grand Central Publishing announced this week that it will publish I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) on May 8. Colbert already has a blurb lined up from Sendak: “The sad thing is I like it.”

Apparently all Colbert needs to do is joke about something and it comes true. He should keep joking about running for president.

Here’s the Colbert Report segment that made it all happen.

Stephen Colbert Gets the Internet

Stephen Colbert has Reddit nailed pretty well, that’s for sure. Nice dig at TMZ too. Old media content providers getting some shots in after the successful SOPA protest blackout!

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reportedly Most Searched Media Personality

New York based-Zeta Interactive has once again compiled its annual Most Buzzed Report of the media personalities who generate the intense online traffic. Using keywords and phrases online and on social media sites, FishbowlNY has learned exclusively that Anderson Cooper is number one. Cooper, already an established prime time star at CNN, started a daytime syndicated talk show in September.

The additional workload may be a major reason why Cooper saw huge gains in this year’s Zeta report, up from ninth place in 2010.

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart is as steady as ever, holding at number two for the second straight year.

Zeta Interactive CEO Al DiGuido says his company uses a specific algorithm to create the report.

“It basically kind of jogs the most often used word,” DiGuido says.

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Colbert Weighs In on iPhone’s Siri, Lauds Anti-Abortion, Anti-Immigrant Tendencies

Stephen Colbert gushes, “Siri is clearly an arch-conservative woman. She’s like Laura Ingraham, but less robotic!”

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Stephen Colbert Rips Recent CNN Layoffs

Earlier this month, CNN announced it was laying off upwards of 50 employees, including some from its Los Angeles bureau. “Nobody important, just editors and photojournalists,” Stephen Colbert said on last night’s Colbert Report, mocking the network’s decision to cut jobs and rely instead on content from viewer generated iReports. “Bravo to CNN for getting rid of all those pesky professionals.”

Maybe this is what all those network types mean when they tell Occupy protesters to shut up and get jobs? I mean, if you’re gonna be in the streets anyway, it’s just plain lazy and inconsiderate not to iReport a few times per day.

Previously on FishbowlLA: CNN To Cut Jobs in LA and Across America

LA Improv Pals Recall Early Genius of Stephen Colbert

Pound for pound, Stephen Colbert remains the funniest man on TV. And per a write-up this week in the Chicago Sun-Times, this man’s talent was evident from a very early college age.

Several of Colbert’s one-time Improv troupe mates at Northwestern, who performed together as the No Fun Mud Piranhas, are now based in LA. They, along with others, recall how obvious it was that Colbert was part of a special comedy breed. Here’s how Joy Gregory, writer-producer on Swingtown, Jericho, and a number of other TV shows, remembers it:

“Even then he was someone who, when he got going, you would just kind of step out of his way and let him go,” Gregory says. “He was clearly really gifted and brilliant. Not to say that he wasn’t a very generous, giving scene partner, because he was, but I observed that I was not the only one who would often give him the reins in a scene.”

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Korean Pop Star Rain Voted World’s Most Influential Person By Time Magazine Readers… Again

The people have spoken: as part of its TIME 100 poll, Time magazine asked its readers to rank who they think are are the world’s most influential people — and once again, Korean pop star Rain has taken the top spot.

Behold the vastness of Rain’s influence: by the time the poll closed, he had gotten 406,252 “influential” votes. Compare these numbers to President Obama‘s, who took 46th place with a paltry 5,543 “influential” votes.

But demolishing President Obama this year is nothing new for Rain, who was also voted the most influential person in 2006 and 2007, and placed in second in 2008.

And with such unstoppable power naturally comes a little jealousy: Stephen Colbert (who, along with Jon Stewart, comes in at a disappointing 53rd place) recorded a Korean R&B video in retaliation in 2007. The two even had a dance-off. (Videos after the jump).

But Rain cannot be stopped! Coming in a distant second this year was Jay Chou, Taiwanese star of The Green Hornet, getting 207,239 “influential” votes, followed by Britain’s Got Talent‘s Susan Boyle with 151,324 “influential” votes. Right. Makes perfect sense.

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Colbert v. Huffpo: Round Two

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“I have yet to receive my percentage of the Huff-bucks,” says Stephen Colbert. Yesterday he launched the Colbuffington Re-Post, which is basically the Huffington Post with a new title. An aggregate of an aggregate. Colbert warns of click-throughs creating problems. “We can all get sucked into some bizarro parallel Huffing-verse where bloggers are paid for their work.”

Of course, Huffington Post responded by putting up the Huffbert Nation, which is basically the Colbert Nation with a new title.

If this goes on any longer we’re going to need some Dramamine.

Colbert Wags His Finger At Huffpo

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“Until the Huffington Post pays me for repurposing my content, I’m happy to announce my brand new website The Colbuffington Re-Post,” says Stephen Colbert.

Check out the Colbuffington Re-Post here. And yes, in case you were wondering, the first Huffington Post has the clip on their front page currently.