Today's news you might've missed:
- The MTV Video Music Awards has been a historically dicey event for Kanye West, but perhaps history won't repeat itself this year. West is slated to perform "Black Skinhead," from his latest album, "Yeezus," at the August 25 awards show. [MTV]
- "Cloud Atlas" and "Skyfall" star Ben Whishaw has quietly come out as gay. A rep for the actor confirmed that he wed Australian composer Mark Bradshaw last year. [Daily Mail]
- In a clever bait-and-switch, Mumford & Sons recruited comedians Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman and Will Forte to play them in the (intentionally) amusing music video for "Hopeless Wanderer."
- Sadly, the Internet's undying love for "Sharknado" didn't translate at the box office. After a midnight screening at 200 select theaters over the weekend, the movie brought in less than $200,000. [THR]
- Russell Brand is going to need serious damage control for his dating life if these reports are to be believed. After his ex Katy Perry told Vogue that the comedian broke up with her via text comes talk that he joked about their sex life as part of his standup routine. Being married, he reportedly quipped, is not that different from being a monk. "I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone else, anyone else.'" [SFGate]