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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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dollarbuild    

Carter was floored, but he's not going to take this sitting down.

791 days ago
17.

RamHead    

"Super handsome face" and a "handsome and wildly popular TV personality." It has been quite some time since I had a good laugh! Thank you TMZ for reporting about.......what's his name?

791 days ago
18.

Jenn    

I might have agreed that he was handsome and appealing, until he described himself as "handsome and wildly popular" in a lawsuit. He just lost all his points with me.

790 days ago
19.

HarvardLaw    

Art Van? Really? They sell such overpriced garbage.

789 days ago
20.

linda    

Carter is gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

593 days ago
21.

T.C. Man    

Carter Oosterhouse is a very good person. He graduated with my cousin and a few of my good friends and they have only good things to say about him. Maybe you all should not believe what the media says about him and write negative things.

559 days ago
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