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John Paul White and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars issued a statement on their website officially announcing the decision to split.

- The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They're breaking up.

Joy Williams and John Paul White issued a statement on their website Tuesday announcing the decision, which comes nearly two years after the duo pulled out of a world tour over irreconcilable differences.

The duo met on a songwriting project and had instant chemistry as songwriters and performers. Their first album went gold and they won four Grammy Awards before personal differences ended their partnership.

Each thanked their fans in the statement and issued a free download of "You Are My Sunshine."

NEW YORK - David Fincher's "Gone Girl" will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that the highly anticipated adaption of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel will kick off the festival on Sept. 26. The thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters on Oct. 3.

- Elvis Presley's last Cadillac is among 72 items being auctioned soon at Graceland during the annual celebration known as Elvis Week.

Graceland said the Aug. 14 auction items are being offered from third-party collectors.

Among the items being auctioned are Presley's signature on a library card; a 1976 Cadillac Seville that Graceland says is the last one Presley purchased for his personal use; Presley's copy of the original script for his first movie, "Love Me Tender"; a 1969 Las Vegas show agreement; and a 1975 Martin D-28 guitar.

Associated Press