Dec. 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM ET
Ever wonder what it would take to get invited to exclusive Hollywood parties or even become "friendly" with some celebrities? Apparently, moving to Los Angeles and requesting a new cell phone number is worth a try.
Bob Gray moved from Cleveland to California and requested a new number with an L.A. area code. His new digits just happened to be the former telephone number for actor/comedian Nick Swardson.
"As soon as I got the number I got a text message from someone who said, 'Hey, I just saw you on TMZ, what a bummer,' and I looked at (girlfriend) Liza and I was like, 'TMZ? Whose number do I have?'"
Check out Gray and Liza Foster telling msnbc TV's Tamron Hall about the flood of phone calls and text messages -- and partying with the likes of Paris Hilton -- in the video below: