December 29th, 2010
09:16 AM ET
Demi Lovato and Marvel Comics have joined forces to put a stop to those rumors that the troubled teen will appear in the upcoming superhero ensemble "The Avengers."
A recent Radar report claimed that Lovato, 18, was up for a role in the Joss Whedon-directed film, which has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.
But sources in both Lovato's and Marvel's camps tell the Hollywood Reporter the story is false and that the Disney star - currently in rehab for "emotional and physical issues" - will not be involved in the film, partly because it would be too problematic to hire her while she's still in treatment.
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