Belated congrats to Paramount Vantage chief John Lesher, one of the most Clark Kent-ish, most perceptive and least pretentious studio chiefs I’ve ever run into, for being appointed to the post of overall Paramount Motion Picture Group top dog & grand poobah. Nikki Finke‘s posting last Thursday says Lesher will be calling the creative and business-affairs shots for the general Paramount operation, including the film divisions of Paramount Vantage, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET. Lesher will report directly to Paramount chairman Brad Grey.