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"Home Improvement" Star's House -- A Real S**thole

7/17/2007 4:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Once you get past the smell of s**t and piss, and cryptic messages spray-painted everywhere and massive holes smashed into the walls, Taran Noah Smith's former home isn't really that bad ......yeah, right.

TMZ got video of the house today -- the place Smith called home until the bank foreclosed on the property 10 days ago. The 4 bedroom/4 bath house is located in the L.A. suburb of Sherman Oaks. The wreckage inside is breathtaking.

The words "Please view this lesson in finality" were scrawled on one of the walls. Bitter, party of one! The real estate tear-sheet on the house reads, "Absolutely the worst house in a prime location," offered for a cool $1.149 mil!
Taran Smith
Smith recently divorced his wife, who is sixteen years his senior. Smith's lawyer told TMZ he doesn't think his client did all the damage, adding, "You can thank his golddigging ex-wife for the debacle he's in."

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karma4u    

he is on drugs....she is not....he gets 40G's every 3 mos.....she gets nothing....they are still married....they have no children.....she has not lived with him in a long time.....who trashed the house? C'mon people......there are ALWAYS two sides to every story. He took Playfood....it was built on her ideas, and sweat. Mushrooms Taran????

2555 days ago
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Spirulina    

I lived at that house with Taran and Heidi. I could tell TMZ and you all some interesting stories. Taran's lawyer stated that you can thank his gold digging ex-wife for the debacle he's in, well that may be partly true, but I will tell you that Taran had just as much to do with the collapse of the home that now needs so much improvement, not to mention the extreme makeover his financial life needs too. He partied too much and was not responsible enough. He did not know how to manage his money and was too easily influenced to spend his money foolishly by Heidi. It was a constant party laced with many business ideas and creative projects that never went anywhere for the most part. Taran's a good guy and has a great heart. I believe he will pull out of this. But the best thing that ever happened to him was the separation from his surrogate mom/girlfriend, Heidi Van Pelt. Though she also has a good heart deep down and can seem charming and fun on the surface, she is a snake that will turn around and bite you in the back the moment you are not looking. Taran's a good guy and has a great heart. I believe he will pull out of this. But the best thing that ever happened to him was the seperation from his surrogate mom/girlfriend, Heidi Van Pelt. Though she also has a good heart deep down and can seem charming and fun on the surface, she is a snake that will turn around and bite you in the back the moment you are not looking. Good luck Taran. Thanks for the fun and life changing times at 4121.

2542 days ago
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Linda - Hi to PJ in Nashville    

Complete and total loser.

2572 days ago
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carlitasway    

He looks a little bit crazy.

2572 days ago
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TheONE    

Looks like an Alien

2572 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

From cute kid to loser. howdy doody lookalike. This is your brain on drugs!

2572 days ago
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jeff    

no you can thank the dumb ass kidd for getting married so young. and his manager and parents needed to step in and not let this kidd waste all of his money on a dumb bitch. he can only blame himself....no one tied him down and said marry a bitch who is a money grubber(like most).........

2572 days ago
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MIck    

I saw a story on ET or somewhere way back in which his parents were trying to block his assets so the gold-digging skank who he was about to marry wouldn;t get all of his cash. The dude was obviously stoned or drugged out of his mind and defied his parents warnings and concerns. And lo and behold, look what's happened! The skank gold-digger got the gold. And what's the moral in all of this, kids? Don't diss your own damn parents or it'll snap ya in the ass eventually. Hooray for Hollywood!

2572 days ago
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smilesarefree    

yea, he came screaming out of the closet and then his wife
cleaned him out.

2572 days ago
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MommaT    

If memory serves.....did he not take his parents to court so he was able to get his $$ that he made while on the show? So he could have access to it earlier? So he could marry the "older woman"? Pretty sure that his parents WARNED him about this but, you know kids now a days.....they know everything. Oh well, lesson learned the HARD way for him. Gonna cost him mega bucks now.

2572 days ago
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Desiree    

LOL, this is going to be the story of Tony and Eva!

2572 days ago
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Moriah    

It's not even that bad.. come on.

2572 days ago
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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

its more like thats his brain off drugs most actiors from 1980s and fairly early 1990s tv r idiots partiallyb cause of the drug war they had no talent tehy could just act wholesome!

2572 days ago
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HA!    

WOW, too bad his/her ass can’t be jailed for this. I’m an investor and that’s why I hate foreclosures because 99.99% of the time, the ex-homeowner is non to happy about there property being taken away, so they take out all the frustration on the property. Usually these foreclosures are purchased during an auction and all you really have are pics, which sometimes does not display the worse of the damage. It’s like buy at your own risk.

2572 days ago
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jbacun    

It's a clay aiken clone.

2572 days ago
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