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‘Home Improvement’ star Zachery Ty Bryan pleads guilty to 2 charges

Former “Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of charges stemming from his arrest in Oregon last October on allegations he physically assaulted his girlfriend.

Bryan, 39, who played oldest son Brad Taylor on the 1990s hit sitcom, pled guilty to “menacing — constituting domestic violence, and assault in the fourth degree — constituting domestic violence,” Lane County Assistant District Attorney Alex Pierce, who handled the case, told TODAY in an email.

Six other charges, which included harassment, coercion, strangulation, interference with making a police report and two additional counts of menacing and assault in the fourth degree, were all dismissed, Pierce confirmed.

Bryan was sentenced to three years of probation with standard domestic violence conditions imposed, according to Pierce. The conditions include Bryan attending and completing a batterers intervention program and having no contact with the victim in the case.

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‘Home Improvement’ star Zachery Ty Bryan convicted on two counts in domestic violence case

Actor Zachery Ty Bryan, who played Tim Allen’s oldest son Brad Taylor on “Home Improvement” in the ’90s, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two Class A misdemeanor counts stemming from a domestic violence case.

The charges were menacing and assault in the fourth degree constituting domestic violence. Lane County (Oregon) District Attorney Patricia Perlow told USA TODAY that Bryan was sentenced to three years of bench probation with multiple conditions, including partaking in a batterer intervention program and having no contact with the victim.

Six other charges related to an October incident – harassment, coercion, strangulation, interference with making a report and second counts of menacing and assault in the fourth degree – were dismissed.

Zachery Ty Bryan  (left), Melanie Griffith and director Suri Krishnamma arrive at the premiere Of "Dark Tourist" at ArcLight Hollywood on Aug. 14, 2013, in Hollywood.

Zachery Ty Bryan (left), Melanie Griffith and director Suri Krishnamma arrive at the premiere Of “Dark Tourist” at ArcLight Hollywood on Aug. 14, 2013, in Hollywood.

“While Mr. Bryan was charged with additional crimes, including

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Tim Allen and Richard Karn on What It Was Like to Reunite 22 Years After ‘Home Improvement’ Finale (Exclusive)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere episode of Home Improvement, and the show’s stars are marking the occasion with a fairly wonderful new project. Tim Allen and former co-star Richard Karn have reunited for a new reality show, and the pair are looking back at what it’s like to share the screen once again.

“All of us are real close,” Allen told ET’s Nischelle Turner. “I still see Richard way too much, boy, way too much.”

“It just doesn’t feel like 30 years,” Karn added.

Allen and Karn spoke with ET on the set of their new workshop reality competition, Assembly Required, in which talented makers and DIYers from across the country compete head-to-head in at-home building competitions.

With both stars back on a set that looks like a tool-lover’s Valhalla, the show feels like a real-life version of their fictional show-within-a-show, Tool Time,

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7 Home Improvement Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Greeting cards, romantic dates, flowers, and chocolates are the gold standard for Valentine’s Day. But this year, why not go bigger? The best Valentine’s Day gifts are those that can be enjoyed for years.

“DIY or home improvement projects create lasting memories reflective of a special bond between people,” says Cristina DePina, founder and principal designer of Cristina DePina Interior Design, in Worcester, MA. “It’s less about the actual item, and more about the intention and memory behind it.”

This Valentine’s Day, express your love to your favorite person by taking on a home improvement project. The time you dedicate to this DIY gift is sure to impress your loved one and beautify the space you share together. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Plant a rose garden


Pink rosebush

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Sure, a bouquet of a dozen roses is beautiful, but it’s not

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Home Improvement Products That’ll Save You Money In The Long Run

Big improvements on your home minus the big impact on your wallet.

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A basic drill with a 10-piece bit set to meet your needs. I bought this set for assembling furniture, hanging frames, and other small projects when I got my first apartment, and it’s still going strong! And reviewers swear by the 109-piece drill and screwdriver set for bigger home improvement projects.


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Promising review: “It’s a very simple tool kit and very easy to work with. It’s small, compact, lightweight. It’s priced very well, and is of

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We Have the History Channel to Thank For This Home Improvement Reunion

This is the closest we’ll get to a real-life Tool Time—and we’re so about it.

On Monday, Jan. 25, the History Channel dropped a teaser for its new competition series, Assembly Required. And if you were a Home Improvement fan, then this show is for you.

Assembly Required reunites Home Improvement co-stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn, who also serve as the show’s hosts and executive producers. The series, which will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m., follows the hosts and a resident expert—DIY YouTube star April Wilkerson—as they challenge builders from across the country to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing.”

The History Channel further detailed, “This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen

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