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As I leave, they promise to have me over to one of their many parties, which are star-studded but, they insist, won't make me feel uncomfortable. Even their 1,100-person wedding, they tell me, wasn't a big scene. "It was a very down-to-earth affair," Gest says. "That's the way we've always done things. You make everyone--whether you're the cleaning person or a star--feel as one. You leave your ego at the door."