Although MTV denies it, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are reportedly planning to end their wedding engagement -- but the few fans the couple might have shouldn't worry, as it's apparently only a rouse to remain in the media spotlight once The Hills goes on hiatus next spring.

"They're going to stage a huge breakup, and Heidi is going to pack up all her stuff and move out of their apartment," said a friend of the couple told OK! Weekly in the magazine's September 10 issue.  "[Heidi] is going to say that she wants to focus on her career and doesn't have time to plan a wedding and will accuse him of cheating on her."

To keep the cash rolling in, OK! reported Pratt has told friends both he and Montag will attempt to sell their sides of the split to celebrity magazines before rekindling their relationship.

"They are going to get the press, then go to Cabo for a reunion weekend," the friend told OK!.

While Pratt and Montag were unable to comment on their elaborate scheme due to a gag order on The Hills third-season cast, which stems from all the feuding between the couple and Lauren "L.C." Conrad, an MTV representative told OK! "this story is completely untrue."

However Pratt's former friend Brody Jenner (a relationship that was also a casualty of the Montag vs. Conrad feud) said the plan isn't entirely unfathomable.

"I wouldn't put it past Spencer," he told OK!.