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October 29th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Sean Penn on Congress' mental health problem, Corey Feldman on the late Michael Jackson

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Sean Penn on Congress' mental health problem

On Monday, Piers Morgan asked actor Sean Penn to offer his personal perspective on the recently concluded government shutdown:

“I think there’s a mental health problem in congress,” Penn said. “This would be solved by committing them by executive order.”

Slightly shocked by the comment, Morgan sought clarification:

“You literally commit what? People like Ted Cruz?”

Describing Cruz as his American brother, the star of "Milk" and "Mystic River" insisted that the Texas Senator needs professional help:

“I think we should take care of him,” Penn said.

  • Corey Feldman's relationship with the late Michael Jackson
  • Assuming you haven't spent the last three decades living beneath a rock, you're likely rather familiar with the name Corey Feldman.

    From silver-screen hits like the "Goonies," "Stand By Me," and "The Lost Boys" it's no secret that the former child actor was inundated with fame from a very young age.

    It was his unhealthy relationship with drugs and partying however, that also began to make him infamous.

    Many years since it all began, the now 42-year-old Feldman has penned his tell-all book, "Coreyography," and on Monday he joined Piers Morgan for a candid conversation.

    His years of pop culture success yielded a close personal friendship with the late pop super-star Michael Jackson, a man Feldman says was “the big brother I never had quite honestly.”

    Both Feldman and Jackson shared a troubled past that included abuse at the hands of their respective parents, a topic the actor admits was broached during his time with the "King of Pop."

    “We discussed everything," he began. “The abuse with my parents and also the difficulties of having to go to work every day instead of being able to play," Feldman noted.

    Summarizing the friendship, Feldman noted their mutually experienced life issues:

    "You know both of us shared that similarity. We were robbed of our childhoods.”

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    soundoff (8 Responses)
    1. Michael OBrien

      Reblogged this on 1mikeyob.

      October 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    2. Canadian from Ottawa

      Ted Cruiz was born in Canada. He cannot become president, As you say God Blessed America in that instance.

      October 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    3. Olivier Demers

      Clarkson is still leagues better than you.

      October 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    4. Nik

      Shame on Penn for labeling ignorance as a mental health issue. Learn what mental health actually means and then talk.

      October 30, 2013 at 3:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    5. Skydog1

      And who appointed Penn judge and jury for the rest if mankind?

      October 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    6. Truth or Vanity

      Man this cat is still tripping and doing whatever kind of drugs he can snort, shoot, sniff, smoke "whatever". This juvenile has old cloths on! But he's still just that snotty spoiled rotten little juvenile that brought him the cash he's still buying drugs with. "GO FIGURE"! Hollywood doesn't have a clue about reality, common sense, integrity, or logic! Woe are they who seek self aggrandizement, and fellow narcissists as well.

      October 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    7. Devereux Tower

      Sean Peen seems to be saying that anyone that thinks differently than him should be committed. Really??? What such stupidity! He is one of the uneducated. I am sure our founding fathers were thinking differently when they were speaking against they tyranny they were facing. This can not be the test for mental health. Shouldn't his buddy Obama be committed for breaking the law, which he has done on many occasions.

      November 15, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
    8. Scottie Reginaldo

      The next morning, they wake up with another of their infamous hangovers.

      December 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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