Los Angeles, California - Shortly after arriving at LAX Airport from Roma, Italy where Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana) canceled a scheduled command performance in Vatican City before Pope Benedict XVI, Cyrus drove in her black Hummer limousine directly to a waiting courtroom in at the Superior Court House in downtown Los Angeles. Close friends and psychologists say it is the sign of a serious psychological break with reality as she loses herself to the stage persona of Hannah Montana.
Flanked by the paparazzi on either side of her as she entered the courthouse, she refused to answer any of the questions asked of her as to reason why she was there as she made her why through security.
Later it was learned that the reason why Cyrus was there was in fact to petition the court to allow her to legally change her birth name of Miley Cyrus to her stage name Hannah Montana.
"She's doing it because no body, not even the Pope, cares about Miley Cyrus," said a close friend. "Even at her last birthday party her own family begged her to take on her Hannah Montana stage persona to blow out her candles and make a wish."
Friends speculate that, that birthday wish must have been for everyone to accept her for who she really is, Miley Cyrus, not an imaginary person, Hannah Montana, that everyone has fallen in love with.
"She [Miley Cyrus] must have finally gotten tried of having to take the stage as both personalities," said an assistant Cyrus. "I know the dress change was a hassle for her back stage. Many times the wardrobe people often dressed her as Hannah Montana and no body caught the mistake, not even Miley."
"That may have the first sign of the psychological break with reality for Miley Cyrus," said Dr. Phil in a telephone interview. "She may have well decided to take on one personality fulltime, rather than to continue living two lives half the time."
Mentally, it can be exhausting to have to live two lives, says Dr. Phil who plans to air a special on the subject next month.
According to court documents, the judge has delayed his decision pending a psychological review by a court appointed mental health care provider.