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Art Ortenberg, one of the founders of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and very, very close friend of Cathy Horyn, is defending his lady against rogue pop star twitter opinions about a certain barbeque-themed brawl. He writes in WWD: "True, Cathy Horyn is my girlfriend. Nevertheless, I feel it necessary to cudgel Gaga for her badly informed, dumbing-down opinion that an uninformed opinion is as valid as that of a seasoned critic—as though Gaga and Bridget Foley of WWD or David Denby of The New Yorker or Ben Brantley of The New York Times or Brooks Atkinson or Pauline Kael or any professional critic is just another opinion and that Gaga's vacuous throughts deserve the same status. Grow up, Gaga." Which is all fine and good, but if this absurd battle is going to continue, we would have preferred another food-related insult to be thrown into the mix. No one has used "chicken" yet, you guys... any takers? [WWD]