Randy Newman honored on Walk of Fame

Singer and film composer received star Wednesday

Singer and film composer Randy Newman can add a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his collection of honors.

The songwriter who penned the songs "I Love L.A.," "Sail Away" and the quirky hit "Short People" got the 2,411th star on that famous sidewalk Wednesday.

Eric Idle of Monty Python fame and John Lasseter of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios looked on.

Newman has two Emmys, five Grammys and a best original song Oscar for "If I Didn't Have You," from 2002's "Monsters, Inc."

He's known for his satirical and poignant lyrics and his film scores for animated films.