A number of celebs, including Beckham, Ant & Dec and Gary Lineker, were among more than 1,000 who participated in the Ingenious scheme to fund the British film industry, which a judge has declared was illegal in terms of tax relief.
They are among more than 1,000 people who invested in the Ingenious film financing scheme in order to gain tax relief. The scheme, which helped produce massive movies such as Avatar, qualified for tax breaks designed to boost the British film industry.
However, HMRC contended that the scheme relied on artificial losses from the movies concerned, and that meant that Ingenious was not a legitimate investment opportunity but a tax avoidance vehicle.
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Wayne Rooney attends the United for Unicef Gala Dinner attended by Manchester United manager José Mourinho and the first-team squad plus partners. The dinner celebrated 17 years of the partnership between Manchester United and Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation, and raised funds for its crucial work for vulnerable children around the world. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016
EXCLUSIVE Steven Gerrard and wife Alex Curran pictured at Kobe Club in Miami. The Liverpool skipper who was expected to attend the wedding of England team mate Wayne Rooney last week, has clearly opted to make the most of Englands absence from Euro 2008 to take a well deserved family holiday. Where: Florida, United States When: 14 Jun 2008
Wayne Rooney at Key 103 Radio Station sporting what appears to be a fuller head of hair than in recent weeks - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 29th July 2016
Paul Gascoigne become a national legend for his skills on the football pitch, predominantly playing for Newcastle United, and reached a pinnacle of success when he brought England to fourth place in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Well known for his emotionally-charged playing and passionate dedication, he was loved by all aspiring football players and deeply respected by his superiors. At the time he was probably the most talented midfielder in England, but away from the stadium he was also the most troubled. As his popularity grew, his life spiralled out of control. Revelling in nights of binge drinking and substance abuse brought him media attention for the wrong reasons, and the more he was exposed, the more he was driven to drink. 25 years on, his sobriety and mental health are continually tested, though for many his sporting legacy will never be overshadowed by the scandals.
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Wayne Rooney is known to be a big fan of Ed Sheeran and he duetted with the singer-songwriter in Manchester this week.
Wayne Rooney entertained revellers at a Manchester pub this week, singing a rendition of Ed Sheeran's Lego House with the man himself. Rooney was attending Sheeran's after-party at the Sir Ralph Abercromby pub near Deansgate, following a 15,000 sell-out gig in the city.
Rooney, who was joined by Robin Van Persie at the pub, was urged on by Sheeran fans as he sat on the stage.
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The 23-year-old singer had a couple of famous Manchester United faces at his Phones 4U Arena gig as Wayne Rooney And Robin van Persie post pictures of enjoyment
Even famous footballers have people that they admire and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie showed the world that Ed Sheeran is their preferred style of singer after attending his second Manchester gig on Tuesday night. The two strikers saw Sheeran perform at a sold out gig at the Phones 4u Arena as part of his first ever UK tour.
Ed can count Manchester United's premier strikers in his long list of fans
Rooney posted a picture of himself with the singer-songwriter, with the caption: "Had a brilliant time at the Ed Sheeran concert last night. Thanks for a great night mate!"
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's Fan Club Extends To The Premier League
It turns out, naming your children with matching first letters is 'in'
Klay, it’s a weird name isn’t it? It’s not so weird when you consider the parents football Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen, and celebrities never give their kids normal names.
Klay Anthony Rooney's birth at 02:11 BST was announced by his mother on her Twitter feed. She wrote that he weighed 7lb 11.5oz (3.5kg) and "we're all so happy and doing well". Pamela Satran, who has written numerous books on baby names and runs the site nameberry.com, reckons she knows what’s behind the name. "I think 'tradition' is too grand a term for it," she says, talking about the tendency of celebs to name their kids with the same first letter. "It's a practice that started in the US, at least, in the 1950s when people moved away from being very tradition-bound – with family, religious or cultural names – and started picking names they liked. So that left a lot of room to make up their own, much sillier traditions. One thing people did, just like dressing their children the same, was give them matching names. We certainly love it over here [in the US]."
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Continue reading: Looking Behind The Name Of Wayne Rooney’s New Kid – Klay
The footballing couple have a second son, Klay Anthony. Congratulations guys!
Footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have welcomed their second child into the world, with their newest son being born in the early hours of Tuesday (May 21) morning. The couple have already settled on a name for the new arrival too; Klay Anthony.
The news was broke by Coleen herself, who eagerly tweeted the good new shortly after giving birth. Coleen posted on her Twitter account at around 3 am GMT; ''At 2.11am our Beautiful Son .... Klay Anthony Rooney entered the world. He weighed 7Ib 11.1/2 oz We're all so happy and doing well. X"
The newborn, a brother for three-year-old Kai, arrived past it's due date (as Coleen revealed over the weekend) by a few days, but was born completely healthy. The WAG is believed to have been taken to hospital on Saturday night, after into labour at her Cheshire home. She Tweeted on Sunday (May 19) morning; "Such an uncomfortable sleep last night!!! #hurryupbaby."
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Numerous stars from the football and entertainment world contributed towards Paul Gascogine's rehabilitation costs.
Paul Gascoigne has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard paid for his recent spell in rehabilitation. The football legend makes a tearful appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man tonight (April 12, 2013), in which he reveals the extent of his drinking binges. "It's been three months since I had a drink. I do miss a pint...I'll never say never. I might drink again in the future," he told Alan.
Gascoigne revealed that Manchester United striker Rooney, 27, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 32, Arsenal star Jack Wilshire, 21, Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, 52, DJ Chris Evans, 47, and Alan Sugar all helped him with the cost of rehab - a £7,500 a week facility in Arizona.
Following his last drinking binge, Gascoigne said he "woke up with two empty litres of gin, six bottles of wine and about eight cans," explaining, "I don't plan to, I've got to keep my eye on the ball and do the right things. But I've got an addictive personality.For me it's just that I fancy a pint. I think I'll be alright for one and I get too excited. It's all right getting there but once I'm drunk I'm a nightmare."
Continue reading: Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard Pay For Paul Gascogine's Rehabilitation
Wayne Rooney has swapped his Man United kit for an elf costume in a Christmas video he has doctored for his fans online.
The footie star applied photos of his, his 3-year-old son Kai, and his wife Coleen's faces on the heads of three elves doing a street dance to a hip hop rendition of Tchaikovsky's 'Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy' on the exceedingly popular app Elf Yourself. The 27-year-old striker shared the video on his Facebook page to an appreciative response and 6,000 likes within an hour. It's nice to see the football player in such a good mood, despite being too busy to see much of his family over Christmas what with training for two big matches close to the day taking up all of his free time. Although, he and Coleen have just revealed that they are expecting a baby boy sometime in May 2013 so that's got to be something keeping his spirits up at the moment.
One Rooney fan commented on the joke video saying, 'Wicked, you look awesome as an Elf Wazza!! Happy Xmas to you and your family xx' while another insisted he 'do the same dance for [his] next goal on Sunday.'
Coleen Rooney has announced that she's expecting her second baby boy. She and husband Wayne announced that they were having another child in October, and now it's been revealed that young Kai will soon be joined by a baby brother.
Speaking on Twitter, Coleen wrote, "Absolutely loved seeing our baby on the scan yesterday!!! We decided to find out the sex...... It's a ..... BOY!! So exciting @WayneRooney." The 26 year-old is apparently set on giving birth at the NHS Liverpool Women's Hospital, where she welcomed Kai around three years ago. A source told The Sun newspaper, "Coleen's birthing experience with Kai was plain sailing and she absolutely loved the staff. She is in a fortunate position where she could afford to have five-star treatment in a private hospital. But there was never any question in her mind about where she would return to have a little brother or sister for Kai."
Following the birth of their first child, bookmakers Coral offered 66/1 on Wayne and Coleen's son playing for England, while William Hill quoted 100/1 for him to play Premier League football..
Continue reading: Sign Him Up! Coleen And Wayne Rooney Expecting Baby Boy No.2
What a great couple of days it's been for Coleen Rooney and Wayne Rooney. Last night Mrs Rooney was making it public that she and her footballing husband were to have their second child together, and now it's been revealed that Wayne will be captaining the England football team this weekend as they take part in World Cup qualifying action against European minnows San Marino.
"A few people guessed, so news is out ha!!" Coleen wrote on her Twitter yesterday (October 10, 2012), going on to add "Me Wayne and Kai are thrilled that we are expecting a new addition to our family around May time"; another Tweet then said "Its still only early but bursting with excitement! Also wanted the news to come from us, before anyone else!" The couple's son Kai is three years old next month. Among those leading the congratulations was Wayne's former England striking partner Michael Owen, who joked "Didn't think you had it in you to fill another pram! Still a couple behind me! Congratulations to you both."
Whilst 32 year-old Owen's England days look to be behind him, Rooney will be captaining his country for the first time since their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in a friendly in November 2009. Rooney takes the role after injuries to Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have taken both players out of the game.