'ALLY' TEARY-EYED OVER WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

CRYIN' TIME:

Calista Flockhart got teary-eyed every time she walked past the set of the house where "Ally McBeal" and Robert Downey Jr's character were destined to live together -- and now stagehands are tearing it down! Producer David E. Kelley had written a story line that called for the two stars to shack up -- until Downey went back on drugs! The sweet little house sat empty like a dream of what might have been -- until Calista's tears galvanized Kelley to destroy his expensive white elephant!