Femme Fatale Tour
The Femme Fatale Tour was the eighth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was launched in support of her seventh studio album Femme Fatale, it was announced in March 2011, with dates for North American venues revealed. The tour was planned as a co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias, but he canceled only hours after the announcement; the show femmes fatales throughout the ages. The setlist was composed of songs from Femme Fatale, although Spears performed hits from her previous albums for her fans. Fashion designer Zaldy Goco created the costumes. In July 2011, Spears announced plans of playing a South American leg in territories she either had never been to or had not played for a long time. Spears has named the Femme Fatale Tour the best show of her career; the tour, divided in five segments, portrays a story in which Spears is a secret agent, chased by a stalker named Tormento Lancie. The first section features her escaping from prison along with other female inmates.
The second segment displays upbeat dance numbers and ends with a performance inspired by Marilyn Monroe. The third section features an Egyptian theme with acrobatics; the fourth segment displays energetic routines and motorcycle costumes. The encore begins with a video interlude of Spears capturing the stalker, is followed by two performances in which she defeats a group of ninjas; the Femme Fatale Tour received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Some described it as Spears' most entertaining show and praised her performance, while others criticized her dancing and lack of audience interaction; the Femme Fatale Tour grossed $6.2 million in the first ten shows, was included on Pollstar's Top 100 North American Tours list. An unofficial high-quality recording of the Las Vegas show was leaked onto YouTube in July 2011. 3ality Digital filmed a special of the tour during the Toronto shows in August 2011 in 2D and 3D. The special, titled Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour, aired on Epix in the United States.
BBC Worldwide acquired the rights to both 3D versions outside the United States. According to Pollstar, the 39 dates in North America grossed $38.3 million with 423,017 tickets sold. Worldwide, the Femme Fatale Tour was the eleventh highest-grossing tour of 2011, with a gross of $68.7 million. 697,957 fans attended the shows worldwide, with an average attendance of 8,724, paying an average of $98.43. In an interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on March 4, 2011, Spears stated she would tour the United States in the "early summer" in support of Femme Fatale. On March 29, 2011, following her performances on Good Morning America, she announced a co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias, starting in June 2011. Hours after the announcement, it was reported by Billboard. Ray Wedell of Billboard speculated that the reason may have been that Spears was deemed by news outlets as the headliner, while Iglesias was considered the opening act; the first twenty-six North American dates were announced on March 29, 2011.
The opening acts were announced on April 12, 2011. Spears stated, "This is the Femme Fatale tour and I'm thrilled to have Nicki Minaj and the Toy Boys, Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor. Can't wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road." Tickets for select markets went on sale on April 30, 2011, at ticket seller Ticketmaster and tour promoter Live Nation's websites. In May 2011, it was announced that Spears would headline Summerfest on July 9, 2011, at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, she headlined the festival on July 8, 2000, during the Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour, had to cancel her performance during The Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004 due to a knee injury. Summerfest's entertainment director Bob Babisch said, "It's going to be a great dance party; this is going to be the biggest production we've put in the Marcus Amphitheatre. There's a thrust that goes out on the stage about 80 feet, it's about 80 feet wide, there's all kinds of things flying in and out." The European tour dates were announced on her official website on June 5, 2011.
On July 25, 2011, Spears announced through her Ustream page at 18:00 EST a South American leg of the tour. Accompanied by two of her dancers — one translating in Spanish and the other in Portuguese — she apologized for not touring in the region during The Circus Starring Britney Spears in 2009. A notice following the stream announced the first two dates in Brazil and ten more dates to be announced in the near future, it will mark Spears first concert in Brazil since her 2001 performance at Rock in Rio. During the next few days, concerts in countries such as Argentina, Chile and Peru were announced. On September 26, 2011, it was announced that Spears would perform on the first day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In March 2011, Spears's manager Larry Rudolph told MTV News that the tour would have a "post-apocalyptic vibe", commented that "Till The World Ends" "keeps becoming a theme for us." He confirmed Jamie King as the tour director and Brian Friedman as the choreographer. The following month, Friedman announced that he had pulled out of the tour due to scheduling conflicts with his own reality series.
In a video interview posted on Spears's official website, she said, "The Femme Fatale Tour will just be outrageously spectacular. I'm just hoping that the choreographers will come up with just the most outrageous things, I'm excited; this is one of the most excited I've been ab
Akina Nakamori is a Japanese singer and actress. She is one of the most top selling artists in Japan. Nakamori achieved national recognition when she won the 1981 season of the talent show Star Tanjō!. Her debut single "Slow Motion" was released to moderate success, peaking at number thirty on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. However, Nakamori's popularity was pushed up by the follow-up single, "Shojo A", which peaked at number five on the Oricon chart and has sold over 390,000 copies, her second album Variation became her first number-one on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart, staying three weeks atop. As an actress, she made her debut in 1985 with the appearance on the Japanese romance movie Ai, Tabidachi. After her extended hiatus from 2010 to 2014, Nakamori released two compilation album, All Time Best: Original and All Time Best: Utahime Cover, both of which were commercially successful; as of 2011, Nakamori has sold over 25.3 million records and was named as the third best-selling female Japanese idol singer of all-time.
Within two years of her debut, she set herself apart from all the singers of her generation with her mature song selection and the ability to change her image with the release of each new single, much like Madonna and Lady Gaga. This provocative and rebellious image was to be the direct opposite of the other pop rival, Seiko Matsuda, who projected more of a girl next door, sweet-natured charm. After Akina Nakamori passed the test of Star Tanjō! on her 3rd attempt, she made her debut in 1982 with the single "Slow Motion." Her first single "Slow Motion", was recorded in Los Angeles. This was sold 174,000 copies, reaching number 30 in the Oricon charts; the 2nd single, "Shōjo A" was nearly banned for its risque lyrics. This single fared better, most due to the controversy, peaked at #5, selling 396,000 copies, her next single, a ballad titled "Second Love" proved to be her best-selling single. This sentimental piece debuted at #2 but reached No. 1 the following week, staying at the number one spot for 9 weeks.
It sold 766,000 copies back then. In addition to the single releases, Nakamori released two albums titled Prologue and Variation that year, which sold 453,000 and 743,000 copies respectively; the following year Nakamori released two studio albums and her first best-of album. The singles were "Nibunnoichi no Shinwa", which sold 573,000 copies and debuted at #1, making it her best-selling single of that year. "Twilight", released in May, sold 430,000 copies and debuted at #2. But "Kinku", her last single of that year, fared better, selling 511,000 copies. All three albums, New Akina Etranger and Best Akina Memoir hit No. 1. Nakamori made the first appearance of her 7 official performance at the ever-popular annual show, the 34th edition of the NKH Red and White Song festival on 31 December 1983, she made a special guest appearance of the 65th edition performing live from the U. S recording studio while recording for her upcoming new album. In 1984, Nakamori released "Kita Wing", which sold 614,000 copies, a bit better than her singles from the previous year, but it did not become a number 1 hit.
It instead remained at that position for 6 weeks. "Kita Wing" is rumored to be Momoe Yamaguchi's favorite Nakamori Song. Her next single "Southern Wind" brought her back to the number 1 spot, though it sold less than its predecessor at 544,000 copies. "Jūkai" proved selling 611,000 copies. The 9th single, "Kazari jya naino yo namida wa" proved to be a turning point in Akina Nakamori's career, it sold 625,000 copies. Many in Japan cite her 1986 single, "Desire", as Nakamori's signature songs, her two album releases of that year and Possibility both fared well and hit No. 1. Nakamori kicked off 1985 with "Meu Amore," another great success for her, debuting #1 with 631,000 copies sold and winning Nakamori the Grand Prix award at the 27th Japan Record Awards, she became the youngest person at the time to be awarded such an honor. The single was to be titled "Akaitori Nigeta fly away", but the producers felt that the lyrics were not Samba-ish enough. "Meu Amore" was the result of the newly penned lyrics.
"Akaiatori Nigeta fly away" was released as a 12-inch single instead, making the No.1 spot as well. Despite the superb b-side song of Babylon, remixed, it sold a dismal 354,000 overall, she released "Sand Beige – Sabaku e" which sold 461,000 copies and debuted at number 1. Her next single, "Solitude" debuted at number 1, but sold 336,000 copies, she released two albums in 1985. Firstly and Sweet, which contained the album version of the earlier hit of "Kazari Janai No Yo Namida Wa" and "BABYLON." It debuted at number 1 again. Her next album, D404ME, only had a remix version of the hit single, yet this album sold an impressive 651,000 copies and debuted at number 1. In 1986, at 21, Nakamori matured in her singing choice of songs; the first single of that year, "Desire" proved to be one of the highlights in Nakamori's career. This was the theme song of PIONEER PRIVATE commercial, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 28th Japan Record Awards in 1986, she became the youngest winner for two consecutive years.
It sold 516,000 copies and debuted at number 1. Her next single "Gypsy Queen" was a calmer song than "Desire" and sold a mere 358,000 copies, but still debuted at number 1. The
Femme Fatales (comics)
The Femme Fatales are a fictional group of female characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are depicted as antagonists to the superhero character Spider-Man and Captain America; the Femme Fatales are mutants that serve as mercenaries for hire. Group members Bloodlust and Whiplash have a history of working together prior to joining the Femme Fatales, as members of a previous group called the Band of Baddies, they were hired by fellow villain the Chameleon in the disguise of Dr. Turner to threaten an ambassador. Spider-Man saved the ambassador, making him an enemy of the Femme Fatales, they joined forces with other villains the Scorpion and the Tarantula, but all of them were defeated by Spider-Man and his ally the Black Cat. Though the villains got away; the Femme Fatales received an invitation to join Superia and her organization of female criminals, the Femizons. They accepted, battled Captain America and the Paladin in the process; the group would splinter and disband sometime later: Bloodlust and Whiplash was seen at the A.
I. M. Weapons Expo. Bloodlust lost her powers after Decimation. Mindblast, who retained her powers allied herself with Hammerhead during the "Civil War" storyline. During the "Avengers: Standoff!" storyline and Mindblast were turned into duplicate Maria Hills through the powers of Kobik in order to keep the Avengers away from Pleasant Hill. During the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline, the Femme Fatales are joined by Viper and Sapphire Styx, with Whiplash taking the name Snake Whip; the Fatales ambush Kitty Pryde's group at the King's Impresario Restaurant at Madripoor. While Knockout defeated Rogue, Bloodlust fought Domino, Snake Whip fought Jubilee, Mindblast fought Psylocke until Sapphire Styx used her lifeforce-draining ability on Psylocke. Kitty Pryde got Jubilee and Domino away from the King's Impresario Restaurant as Snake Whip states that they won't get far; as Mindblast and Knockout prepare to have Rogue and Storm delivered to Viper's bosses in Soteira, it was revealed that Sapphire Styx was given to Viper and the Femme Fatales by Soteira as Viper tells Snake Whip to let Sapphire feed.
Meanwhile, Bloodlust was seen at the Wheelers and Dealers casino with a mathematician named Stenya Ubacowits, hired to help in the flight trajectory of a satellite. As Domino fights Bloodlust at the launch site and defeats her, Snake Whip works to restrain Sapphire when she starts to see Wolverine's Patch alias. Kitty Pryde and Jubilee fight Mindblast and Knockout until Kitty destroys the psychic-enhancements on Mindblast's back enough for Magneto to recover and join the fight. By the time, Kitty Pryde and Jubilee catch up to Sapphire Styx, they discover that Psylocke is mentally attacking Sapphire. After Sapphire Styx exploded enabling Psylocke to create a new body from Sapphire's soul power, Kitty Pryde goes into the rocket and frees Rogue and Storm; as Rogue steals some of Knockout's strength to defeat her, Psylocke uses her powers to defeat Bloodlust and Snake Whip. Kitty Pryde and Domino persuade Magneto not to take revenge on Mindblast. After Viper gets away with Magneto pursuing her, the Femme Fatales are locked up.
In a discussion between Kitty and Rogue, Snake Whip cooperated with Kitty and told her about Soteira looking for Wolverine's body in exchange for a lighter sentence. The Femme Fatales exist as a team in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Bloodlust, Knockout and Whiplash encounter the All-New Ultimates. In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Femme Fatales is a team bonus for any four-person combination of Storm, Spider-Woman, Invisible Woman, Ms. Marvel. In Marvel: Future Fight, Femme Fatales is a team bonus composed of Elektra, Black Cat, Black Widow. List of Marvel Comics characters Femme Fatales
Femme Fatale (1991 film)
Femme Fatale is a 1991 American drama film, directed by Andre R. Guttfreund. Billy Zane... Elijah Lisa Zane... Cynthia Colin Firth... Joseph Prince Scott Wilson... Dr. Beaumont Suzanne Snyder... Andrea Pat Skipper... Ted John Lavachielli... Ed Lisa Blount... Jenny Purge Carmine Caridi... Dino Danny Trejo... Toshi Catherine E. Coulson... Sister Mary Tommy Morgan... Louis Roberto Luis Santana... Artist Femme Fatale on IMDb Femme Fatale at Rotten Tomatoes Femme Fatale at AllMovie
A femme fatale, sometimes called a maneater or vamp, is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers leading them into compromising and deadly situations. She is an archetype of art, her ability to enchant and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being supernatural. In American early 20th century film, femme fatale characters were referred to as vamps, in reference to Theda Bara, who played a seductive woman referred to as a "vampiress" in the 1915 film A Fool There Was. Many female mobsters have been known to be femme fatales in many film noirs as well as James Bond films; the phrase is French for "fatal woman". A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, or sexual allure. In many cases, her attitude towards sexuality is intriguing, or frivolous. In some cases, she uses coercion rather than charm, she may make use of some subduing weapon such as sleeping gas, a modern analog of magical powers in older tales.
She may be a victim, caught in a situation from which she cannot escape. A younger version of a femme fatale is called a fille fatale, or "fatal girl". One of the most common traits of the femme fatale includes promiscuity and the "rejection of motherhood", seen as "one of her most threatening qualities since by denying his immortality and his posterity it leads to the ultimate destruction of the male". Femmes fatales are villainous, or at least morally ambiguous, always associated with a sense of mystification, unease; the femme fatale archetype exists in the culture and myths of many cultures. Ancient mythical or legendary examples include Lilith, Circe, Clytemnestra, Helen of Troy, Visha Kanyas. Historical examples from Classical times include Cleopatra and Messalina, as well as the Biblical figures Delilah and Salome. An example from Chinese literature and traditional history is Daji; the femme fatale was a common figure in the European Middle Ages portraying the dangers of unbridled female sexuality.
The pre-medieval inherited Biblical figure of Eve offers an example, as does the wicked, seductive enchantress typified in Morgan le Fay. The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute shows her more muted presence during the Age of EnlightenmentThe femme fatale flourished in the Romantic period in the works of John Keats, notably "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "Lamia". Along with them, there rose the gothic novel, The Monk featuring Matilda, a powerful femme fatale; this led to her appearing in the work of Edgar Allan Poe, as the vampire, notably in Carmilla and Brides of Dracula. The Monk was admired by the Marquis de Sade, for whom the femme fatale symbolised not evil, but all the best qualities of Women. Pre-Raphaelite painters used the classic personifications of the femme fatale as a subject. In the Western culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the femme fatale became a more fashionable trope, she is found in the paintings of the artists Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Franz von Stuck and Gustave Moreau.
The novel À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans includes these fevered imaginings about an image of Salome in a Moreau painting: No longer was she the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body. She is seen as a prominent figure in late nineteenth and twentieth century opera, appearing in Richard Wagner's Parsifal, George Bizet's "Carmen", Camille Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Delilah" and Alban Berg's "Lulu". In fin-de-siècle decadence, Oscar Wilde reinvented the femme fatale in the play Salome: she manipulates her lust-crazed uncle, King Herod, with her enticing Dance of the Seven Veils to agree to her imperious demand: "bring me the head of John the Baptist". Salome was the subject of an opera by Strauss, was popularized on stage and peep-show booth in countless reincarnations. Another enduring icon of glamour and moral turpitude is Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. While working as an exotic dancer, she took the stage name Mata Hari.
She was put to death by a French firing squad. After her death she became the subject of books. Other famous femmes fatales are Isabella of France, Hedda Gabler of Kristiania, Marie Antoinette of Austria, most famously, Lucrezia Borgia. One traditional view portrays the femme fatale as a sexual vampire. Rudyard Kipling took inspiration from a vampire painted by Philip Burne-Jones, an image typical of the era in 1897, to write his poem "The Vampire"; the poem inspired the 1913 epon
Femme Fatale (Femme Fatale album)
Femme Fatale is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Femme Fatale, released in 1988 through MCA Records. It peaked at #141 on The Billboard 200 the following year; the song "Touch and Go" was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive. "Waiting for the Big One" - 4:23 "Falling In and Out of Love" - 3:48 "My Baby's Gun" - 3:35 "Back in Your Arms Again" - 4:18 "Rebel" - 4:28 "Fortune & Fame" - 3:34 "Touch and Go" - 4:07 "If" - 3:56 "Heat the Fire" - 3:52 "Cradle's Rockin'" - 3:14 Lorraine Lewis - lead vocals, tambourine Bill D'Angelo - guitar Mazzi Rawd - guitar, backing vocals Rick Rael - bass, backing vocals Bobby Murray - drums, backing vocals Jim Faraci - producer David N. Cole - producer and mixing of track 1, mixing of track 2 Charlei Brocco - engineer Brian Foraker - mixing of tracks 3 and 4 Greg Fulginti - mastering Femme Fatale information
Femme Fatales (TV series)
Femme Fatales is an anthology television series, inspired by the men's magazine of the same name, produced by and aired on Cinemax from 2011 to 2012. Each episode features intercut with softcore pornographic scenes. Lilith introduces each episode Rod Serling-style and appears within the narrative; some characters make encore appearances in episodes. Unlike most Cinemax After Dark shows that feature porn actors, Femme Fatales features mainstream actors, such as Richard Kind, Adam Goldberg, Paul Mazursky, Ryan Bittle, Robert LaSardo, Stephen Macht, William Gregory Lee, Dean Haglund, Charlie O'Connell, Daniel Bess, Angus Scrimm, Carrie Genzel, Ellie Cornell, Neil Hopkins in season 1. Season One – 13 Episodes "Behind Locked Doors" – May 13, 2011 "Bad Medicine" – May 20, 2011 "Something Like Murder" – May 27, 2011 "Speed Date" – June 3, 2011 "The White Flower" – June 10, 2011 "Girls Gone Dead" – June 17, 2011 "Haunted" – June 24, 2011 "Angel & Demons" – July 1, 2011 "Help Me, Rhonda" – July 8, 2011 "The Clinic" – July 15, 2011 "Till Death Do Us Part" – July 22, 2011 "Visions, Part 1" – July 29, 2011 "Visions, Part 2" – August 5, 2011Season Two – 12 Episodes "16 Minutes of Fame" – May 25, 2012 "Gun Twisted" – June 1, 2012 "Trophy Wife" – June 8, 2012 "Extracurricular Activities" – June 15, 2012 "Killer Instinct" – June 22, 2012 "Bad Science" – June 29, 2012 "Family Business" – July 6, 2012 "Jail Break" – July 13, 2012 "Crazy Mary" – July 20, 2012 "One Man's Death" – July 27, 2012 "Hell Hath No Furies" – August 3, 2012 "Libra" – August 10, 2012 Entertainment One released Femme Fatales: The Complete 1st Season in a 3-disc DVD set on January 29, 2013.
The set's featurettes included footage from Season 2, which in turn was released in a 3-disc DVD set on July 16, 2013. This digital CD contains tracks used in the show's actual soundtrack. Femme Fatales – SoundtrackAugust 13, 2012 Movie Score Media Femme Fatales on IMDb