The courtroom battle between the queen of good taste and the National Enquirer will go forward, a federal judge ruled Monday in Los Angeles.

Martha Stewart's $10 million libel and defamation lawsuit against the tabloid will not be dismissed, U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer ruled.At issue is an article titled "Martha Stewart Is Mentally Ill." It claimed Stewart "indulged in self-mutilation and threatened suicide" and "has frantic fears of being abandoned, a chronic sensation of feeling useless and empty, and a near-constant anger."

Stewart sued, saying the story damaged her reputation as a model of civility and good living, bringing "shame, mortification and emotional distress."