Who next on HSN, Betty White?
The No. 2 home shopping channel has been spewing out press releases in a torrent, and Monday came the announcement that actress Kathy Najimy was debuting ‘Ch’Arms’ at HSN on Tuesday.
HSN explained that Ch’Arms, invented by Najimy, is a “lightweight accessory, designed to be worn under short sleeve or sleeveless tops” and “is designed for women seeking coverage for their arms while keeping the integrity of their outer garment intact.”
Sorry, we can’t quite figure out what that looks like, and its not on HSN.com yet.
“Ch’Arms is a garment problem-solver,” Najimy said in a canned statement. “For those of us who love the look of short sleeve or sleeveless garments but sometimes choose to have our arms covered, Ch’Arms gives us the best of both worlds. No more bulky layers either under or over your cute shirt or dress. Ch’Arms is lightweight and seamless and allows its wearer to feel comfortable and confident, covering your arms without covering your garment or body!”
Needless to say, but yet HSN says it, the network is “thrilled” to be partnering with Najimy.
“We’ve admired Kathy’s work for years, and to be able to bring her innovative design concept to our engaging customer base is an exciting opportunity for us all,” said Chuck Anderson, HSN’s senior vice president of merchandising.
Just last week HSN announced that “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” star Kate Walsh was doing a perfume line called Boyfriend for the network.
Najimy’s collection, which will launch in six colorways — black, white, nude, grey, mocha and plum — comes in three distinct fabrications that include cotton, control spandex and evening sheer mesh.
Sheer evening mesh Ch’Arms has been designed by Najimy to blend seamlessly into the background, allowing a woman’s top or dress to stand out. Control Ch’Arms is constructed to minimize the arms and midriff, while cotton Ch’Arms provides a more casual option and can be worn with a multitude of garments.
The Ch’Arms Comfy Cotton and Ch’Arms Spandex Control will both retail for $29.90 and be available exclusively at HSN, http://www.hsn.com and via HSN Mobile.
For 14 seasons, Najimy performed the voice of Peggy Hill, on the Emmy-winning Fox TV hit “King of the Hill,” (Annie award & 2 Women In Film awards) and for three seasons she starred opposite Kirstie Alley as Olive on NBC’s “Veronica’s Closet,” (American Comedy Award).
Najimy is known internationally for her portrayal of Sister Mary Patrick in the blockbuster movies “Sister Acts” 1 and 2, (ACA Awards, Hollywood Press discovery of the Year Award), as well as starring roles in the cult hits “Hocus Pocus” and “Ratrace.”
As well, as the “Sister Act” movies, Kathy has appeared in over 20 films including “The Wedding Planner.”
most recently can be seen in Step Up 3D.
For television, as well as “Veronica’s Closet,” Najimy starred as series regular Millie Finch, the head of the University, on the CBS hour drama “Numb3rs.”
For the stage, Najimy starred on Broadway as Mae West in “Dirty Blonde” (Outer Critics Circle Best Actress Award), and starred in her original off Broadway hit: “The Kathy and Mo Show” (Obie Award) for more than 20 years, which turned into two award-winning HBO TV specials (American Comedy award, Ace award). Najimy was named Ms Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 2005.