'Fifty Shades' star Dornan says he fears rabid fans

Jon Furniss/Invision /AP ImageJamie Dornan arrives at The Theatre Royal in London on Sunday

Sounds like “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan is 50 shades of paranoid.

The model-actor, who plays sexed-up Christian Grey, told Details magazine he's unnerved by rabid fans of the film's source material, a BDSM-light novel which has sold more than 100 million copies.

“I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether,” he told the magazine in its upcoming February issue. “But I fear I'll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere.”

One can only hope the Irish actor, who recently told British GQ that he was forced to truss up his manhood “like a little bag of grapes” while filming sexy scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson, was joking. Then again, chiseled Calvin Klein models aren't exactly known for their razor-sharp wits.

GIADA'S DANCE CARD GROWING

The list of men with whom Giada De Laurentiis allegedly cheated on soon-to-be-ex-husband just keeps growing. And she's not happy.

After Radar Online loudly claimed last week that a hookup with skeezy lothario John Mayer doomed her longtime marriage with Todd Thompson, Star magazine reported that the Food Network star had also enjoyed a liason with “Today” star Matt Lauer in 2011.

And De Laurentiis wasn't pleased with the New York Post's 2013 claims that she had been seen enjoying a romantic dinner with celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

“This is a complete fabrication,” De Laurentiis told Gossip Cop.

Maybe the host of “Everyday Italian” should stop protesting — at least the rumors make her somewhat interesting.

QUICK TAKES

Actor Matt Bomer is playing gay matinee idol Montgomery Clift in the upcoming HBO film “Monty Clift.” … Angelina Jolie presented Pope Francis with a copy of her film “Unbroken.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Tyree Brown (“Parenthood”) is 11. … Actress Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 25. … Singer A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys is 37. … Actress Angela Bettis (“Carrie”) is 42. … Actress Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) is 47. … Singer Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band is 48. … Singer Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth is 48. … Actress Joely Richardson (“The Tudors”) is 50. … Actress Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) is 59. … Actor J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) is 60. … Singer Crystal Gayle is 64. … Singer David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter is 65. … Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 71. … Singer Joan Baez is 74.

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