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Ellen House Flipping Already; Williams-Sonoma Expands

MALIBU, CALIF.—That was fast? Some six months after she bought Brad Pitt's oceanfront spread, the rumor mill's a'swirling that Ellen DeGeneres has already flipped the property for an undisclosed sum. According to The Real Estalker, the new owner is actress, former Saturday Night Live cast member, and cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson. [previously; The Real Estalker]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Williams-Sonoma has signed a lease on a 22,000-square-foot retail space that will mark its first stores outside North America. Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm, are all expected to open next year. [Business Insider via Apartment Therapy]

LOS ANGELES—Jennifer Love Hewitt has put her home on the market for $2.89M. The actress happens to own another place just down the street. [Trulia Luxe Living]

EVERYWHERE—The new HGTV series Buying and Selling, starring the network's "Property Brothers" Drew and Jonathan Scott, will premiere Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. EST. According to the release, the Scotts will "help homeowners sell their current home and buy a new property. [...] Jonathan renovates the family's current home for a successful sale, while Drew checks out the best options for the family's new property. Drew then oversees the selling of the renovated home and the buying of a new house." [CurbedWire Inbox]