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Weird Al to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

But he won't be taking Trump's sidewalk spot.

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Weird Al Yankovic with captain's chair
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Weird Al Yankovic with captain's chair

Weird Al Yankovic is famous for writing and singing parody songs about all things geeky.  

Huston Huddleston

While some people debate whether President Donald Trump should give up his ever-vandalized star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, or the late great Carrie Fisher deserves one of her own, it looks like comedy singer Weird Al Yankovic will be honored with a star.

Yankovic, who performs under the name of Weird Al, is best known for his Grammy award-winning records. His songs often parody famous songs by pop stars including Michael Jackson and Pharrell as he sings about everything from parrot drones to taking selfies at funerals

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which is responsible for determining who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard, announced Monday that Yankovic would be honored with a star dedicated in the category of Recording.

"Weird Al has single-handedly created an industry of parody. His fans have been waiting for this star for a very long time. We are excited to honor this very funny man on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame," Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said in a statement

Yankovic also tweeted about the honor on Monday: "The time has finally come… On Aug. 27 at 11:30 AM I'll be getting my very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (6914 Hollywood Blvd., right across the street from the Chinese Theatre). The ceremony is FREE and open to the public, so come on down!!"

Other celebrities who received a Walk of Fame star this year include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynda Carter, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence and Zoe Saldana.