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Shawn Ryan, Scott Baio and more celebrity news

PRODUCER AND SCREENWRITER Shawn Ryan, best known for hit TV shows The Shield and The Chicago Code, heads back to the 1950s with a new drama pilot that’s been given the green light by Fox. Co-written with Code collaborator Davey Holmes and directed by Justin Lin of Fast & Furious fame, the untitled project is set in 1957 in the Territory of Hawaii. Statehood and tourism are about to make a few men very rich, which naturally leads to murder and vendettas against a powerful island mogul …

Actor Scott Baio spent a couple days at Turtle Bay last week filming an episode of Nickelodeon TV’s buddy comedy series Sam & Cat …International Women’s Forum has honored PBS Hawaii chief executive officer Leslie Wilcox with a 2013 Women Who Make A Difference Award. Congratulations, Leslie! …

FilCom’s 11th annual gala fundraiser takes place Nov. 9 in the FilCom Center Grand Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Sharing Memorable Moments with Emme & Friends,” which of course spotlights talented Hawaii journalist Emme Tomimbang … Featured performers are Willie K, Jasmine Trias, Jimmy Borges and a few surprise celebrities. For more information, visit filcom.org …

Pick up that Hammer! Great to have Gregg Hammer back on the air with Davey D and Shawnee weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. on Krater 96.3 … Welcome back, Gregg …

This week in 1970: In the main event of 50th State Wrestling, “Handsome” Johnny Barend and Ripper Collins are defeated by “Gentleman” Ed Francis and Billy Robinson when Collins puts on a pair of brass knuckles to go after Robinson, who ducks, causing Collins to hit his own partner square in the jaw, knocking him out and ending the match! … North American heavyweight champion The Destroyer retains his title when his opponent The Sheik is disqualified after hitting the referee … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5

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