Spencer Pratt announced this week he’s fleeing The Hills for a job at American Defense Enterprises, a self-defense company that offers “world-class training in the entire spectrum of small arms weaponry.”

The reality star told People he discovered a new passion in life, working for the Los Angeles-based company in their cyber security division.

To those thinking this was another one of Pratt’s media “gotchas,” well, you’d be wrong.

PopEater spoke with Pratt’s new boss, A.D.E. head Bill Beasley, who insists the 26-year-old star is sincere and determined to “help do something good for a change.”

Contrary to reports, the Hills star is not leaving his hit MTV show, a source tells usmagazine.com.

“All of that stuff about him leaving The Hills to fight cyber crime is not true,” the insider insists.

The real story?

“He is leaving The Hills for six weeks because he was asked to.”

The source explains that Pratt, 26, recently “flipped out” on the show’s set after a female producer made a request to which he objected.

“Very rattled” by Pratt’s outburst, the producer filed a complaint with the show’s top producers — who then threatened to kick Pratt off the show.

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