Award-Winning Actress Kathy Najimy Debuts 'Ch'Arms' at HSN on October 19

--Innovative Undergarment Gives Women New Wardrobe Styling Options --

Oct 18, 2010, 11:09 ET from HSN

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Award-winning television and film actress Kathy Najimy and HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer, will join forces to launch a unique new undergarment called Ch'Arms. Ms. Najimy will share the Ch'Arms collection with HSN customers live on HSN on Tuesday, October 19.  This lightweight accessory, designed to be worn under short sleeve or sleeveless tops, is designed for women seeking coverage for their arms while keeping the integrity of their outer garment intact.

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Kathy Najimy invented Ch'Arms out of her personal need for alternative styling options for her wardrobe.  She explains, "Ch'Arms is a garment problem–solver. 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!"

"HSN is thrilled to work with Kathy to offer the everyday woman an easy fix for her wardrobe challenges," said Chuck Anderson, SVP of Merchandising for HSN.  "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."

The collection, which will launch in six colorways -- black, white, nude, grey, mocha and plum, comes in three distinct fabrications that include comfy cotton, control spandex and evening sheer mesh.  Sheer evening mesh Ch'Arms has been designed by Ms. 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, and via HSN Mobile.  Specific show times and more product information is available at; keyword Ch'Arms.

About Kathy Najimy:

For 14 seasons, Kathy performed the voice of "Peggy Hill," on the Emmy award winning Fox TV hit King of the Hill, (Annie award & 2 Women In Film awards) and for 3 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 hits 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: Hope Floats, Nevada, Cats Don't Dance, Zack And Reba, This Is My Life, The Fisher King,The Wedding Planner, Say Uncle, (best actress Philadelphia Film fest) Soapdish, and The Hard Way, with cameo appearances in It's Pat, Jeffrey, The Big K, Margaret Cho's: Bam Bam and Celeste, and 2 Sisters, and most recently can be seen in Step Up 3D.

For television, as well as Veronica's Closet, Kathy starred as a series regular, Millie Finch the saucy head of the University on the CBS hour drama—Numb3rs.  Other TV appearances include Drop Dead Diva, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly Betty. Najimy received critical acclaim for her 3-part arc on Chicago Hope, Disney's The Scream Team, FOX's TV special Cinderelmo, and with Tim Curry she performed the opening musical number of the 1995 Academy Awards.  She starred in - In Search Of Dr. Seuss as well as appearances in the TV series: She TV, Fool For Love, Early Edition, Clueless, That's So Raven, and several episodes of Ellen.   

For the stage, Kathy 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).  Kathy was named Ms Magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 2005.

About HSN:

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, FranBrand, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman's Procaps, Lancome, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Grayce by Molly Sims, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, michaeLisa, Noir, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling, Serena Williams Signature Statement); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Sam Edelman, Loulou de la Falaise, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Adrienne Landau, Sharif); and Electronics (e.g. Canon, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Sony).

A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video on three screens: TV network, which broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7;, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers and features 15,000 product videos; and mobile via its mobile-optimized site and iPhone and Android shopping applications.  HSN, founded 33 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).