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Toni Basil, of "Mickey" fame, is suing basically everybody

Toni Basil—the esteemed choreographer whose 1981 hit “Mickey” elevated her into the world of unkillable ’80s earworms—went on the warpath today, issuing a lawsuit against Disney, South Park, Viacom, and Forever 21 for what she’s calling unauthorized use of her iconic song. Basil’s accusations center on a company…

Mickey tells the tales of pathetic struggles in a most relatable way

Mickey opens with a Matchbox Twenty lyric, from the song “3 AM.” If you know anything about that band’s debut album, which came out 20 years ago, you know that the song’s lyrics “It’s all gonna end and it might as well be my fault” aren’t actually about a breakup. They’re about lead singer Rob Thomas’ mother, who died…