Rumor Buster: Demi Lovato not in Avengers
It's the kind of story that would only make its way around the internet on a news week as slow as the one in between Christmas and New Years. Demi Lovato is in talks to star in THE AVENGERS?! Yeah, no.
The report started on Radar Online, which has in the past had some actual scoops, and mentioned that Lovato was "up for" a role in AVENGERS. But the Hollywood Reporter got in touch with reps from both Marvel and Disney and confirmed that not only is Lovato not going to be in THE AVENGERS, she was never actually being considered for any role in the film.
As I'm sure you've heard, Lovato is spending time in a rehab facility after punching a dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers. The official reason given for her stint in rehab was "emotional issues" (which included, but was not limited to, an eating disorder and "cutting") but multiple reports have indicated that Lovato had a healthy drug habit as well.
While Lovato isn't up for any role in AVENGERS, it does seem that Marvel and director Joss Whedon are looking for another female actress to join the cast alongside Scarlett Johansson. Some are speculating that Wasp may join the film but Whedon has previously said, "It is true that the movie is only going to have one female Avenger, but she will not be the only female character."