bbp-pool-1.jpg1. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Heights opened today. [via Brownstoner]

James Murphybaumbach.jpg2. Woulda coulda shoulda: James Murphy was in the running at one point to star in Noah Baumbach's now-defunct adaptation of The Corrections. [via Vulture, NYT]

581953_10151026167919189_242929265_n.jpg3. We bet you can't guess who this is. (Hint: It's Matisyahu!]

holmescruise_2263376b.jpg4. July 17th: Mark your calendars -- that's when Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's first divorce proceeding will take place. [via VF Daily]

2012_07_vergood0.jpg5. Elizabeth Olson and Dakota Fanning shooting Naomi Foner's forthcoming Very Good Girls in Brooklyn. [via Gothamist]

24_prosciuttotwix_2012_07_06_bk01_z.jpg6. Uncle Barry's, a bar in Park Slope, has begun serving bacon-wrapped Twix. [via Brooklyn Paper]

JaneAustenRing.jpg7. This turquoise ring that once belonged to Jane Austen is up for auction at Sotheby's. [via The Paris Review]   
plumber21-600x800.jpg8. Plumber's crack --> Cleavage. [via Laughing Squid]