Spencer Pratt leaves The Hills to defend USA against “threats,” or he was forced out for threatening producer

Spencer Pratt has left the sixth season of The Hills in the middle of production, but it may not be for the absurd reason he gave: fighting cyber crime.

“In the last few months I have discovered a new passion and new purpose to my life. With this in mind, I have decided to take a break from my obligations to MTV’s The Hills and discontinue filming any more episodes for this current season,” Spencer told People today. “Upon learning of President Obama’s declaration that the ‘cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,’ I have decided to refocus my energy and devote my full resources to helping America face this and other unprecedented challenges. … With that being said, I am saddened to take this break from filming MTV’s The Hills. At this time, however I feel I would not be honoring my country or myself if I were to continue this endeavor when I have the opportunity and the ability to assist our nation against these prevalent threats.”

I’m sure President Obama is thrilled that Spencer Pratt is on the case of any “unprecedented challenge,” considering he’s so committed to projects that he quit a lame NBC reality series.

But Us Weekly reports that Spencer is leaving because he was forced to after screaming at a producer, which sounds far more plausible than anything requiring him to use his brain.

An anonymous “insider” told the magazine, “All of that stuff about him leaving The Hills to fight cyber crime is not true. He is leaving The Hills for 6 weeks because he was asked to. … He got so crazy that he screamed at [her], ‘I should kill you for even asking me to do that!'” After he “flipped out” over the producer’s request, the insider says “the show agreed that Spencer would leave The Hills for six weeks to do anger management training once a week at home. If he completes it, he can return to the show.”

Spencer Pratt Leaves The Hills to Fight Cyber Crime [People]
Spencer Pratt Is Not Leaving The Hills [Us Weekly]

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