Gabrielle Union by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com Gabrielle Union by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Turns out Gabrielle Union spoke too soon when she told TVGuide.com that the writers' strike nixed her chances of joining Ugly Betty. Multiple sources confirm to me exclusively that the Bring It On actress has just closed a deal to play Wilhelmina's younger sister.

As I scooped in Ask Ausiello last month, the character - Dominique - is described as a relentless party animal who has a skeleton rattling around in her closet.

Incidentally, the role was initially supposed to be recurring, but due to the you-know-what, Union's only booked for one episode.

Speaking of the you-know-what, click here to watch my latest adventure stalking Amy Sherman-Palladino on the picket line.