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'Trading Spaces' Host Sues

You LIED to My

Super Handsome Face

5/14/2012 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse is really, really, ridiculously good-looking ... this according to Carter himself ... who just sued a flooring company for using his extremely pretty face without permission.

Oosterhouse -- who once hosted "Trading Spaces" -- is going to war with a company called World of Floors ... which sells flooring ... duh.

In the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Oosterhouse claims, among other things, he signed a deal with WOF which ONLY gave them the right to exploit his mug for WOF ads featured in Michigan ... but the company used his image to market an affiliated national chain of furniture stores.

Big problem for Oosterhouse -- who describes himself in the suit as a "handsome and wildly popular TV personality." Mr. Modest also claims his image is extremely valuable.

In fact, his image is so valuable, Oosterhouse wants more than $500k from WOF and an ad agency that worked on the campaign.

TMZ spoke with Alan Sussman -- a rep for the ad agency -- who tells us, "The lawsuit is erroneous ... just like Mr. Oosterhouse's talent."

Fun Fact: Oosterhouse is married to Amy Smart ... and during a recent stop at LAX, he told us all about how they converted their home into a "green house." (below)

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25 COMMENTS

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1.

Nona    

Cute, yes, but has anyone seen the episode where he dances? OMG. Remember when Elaine on Seinfeld danced? She looked like a Soul Train line dancer compared to him.

857 days ago
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nothng2lose    

Cute never maybe he will win get some surgery might look somewhat ok then doubtfulul and no one even knows him

857 days ago
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Gretel    

There's something about a pretty boy outside of modeling that just never seems to ring genuine. Bring on the real men!

857 days ago
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Kari    

He's ok looking..but I'm not getting handsome when I look at him.

857 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Granted: he is a very good-looking man. However, I've watched him host a couple of "World's Million Dollar Rooms" shows and he's so stupid, he's damn lucky to be handsome. He should not be allowed to speak without a script!

857 days ago
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static    

NFI who he is.

857 days ago
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LJ    

He didn't host Trading Spaces he was a carpenter on the show.

857 days ago
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craig    

WHO is he?he is famous for being married to the girl that got stollen from her house and raped by satanic freaks for 8 years?

857 days ago
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Caleigh    

yeah but he is still cute!!

857 days ago
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Carl    

Makes me laugh when the defendant dismisses his talent. If that is true, why did you use him to promote your product in the first place?

857 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Wow, Mr so called handsome sopkesman is married to a C list actress like Amy Smart, that figures. She probably tells this loser how goodlooking he is and he probably tells Amy Smart how great she was in the movie Varsity Blues back in 1999. This is why TMZ is losing viewers, too many stories like this about a D list nobody and his C list wife

857 days ago
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Joao    

He ain't all that. In fact, he always struck me as being irritatingly fake and pseudo-modest, now I can cap it off with arrogant jerk.

857 days ago
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DJ    

I am a straight go and i would do him raw

857 days ago
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daniel    

Not that it really matters but he never "hosted" Trading Spaces, he was a carpenter on the show.

857 days ago
15.

Tracker    

test

857 days ago
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