Clean-living Tom Cruise offended staff while staying at a swish French hotel when he refused their painstakingly selected wine in favour of his favourite drink, COCA-COLA.

Workers at the $1,100 (GBP650) per night Sofitel Vieux Port Hotel in Marseilles, France were thrilled when the Vanilla Sky hunk came to stay to celebrate his engagement to Katie Holmes on Friday (17JUN05), but their efforts to impress him were rebuffed.

A source says, "The staff were really excited about Tom staying there and took the opportunity to offer him the best bottles from the cave to complement him.

"So you can imagine their astonishment when he refused to drink anything but Coca-Cola."

22/06/2005 14:00