People West Coast bureau chief Elizabeth Leonard has been demoted to senior writer, I’ve been told. I don’t know why they’ve slapped her down or what the corporate strategy is. I called a couple of staffers; nobody picked up. Leonard has been replaced by senior People staff writer J.D. Heyman, although not 100%. (Some of her bureau chief duties will be handled by other People staffers, apparently.) It’s a mess over there. Sooner or later all the Time, Inc. dead-tree publications are going to be remnants of their former selves — downsized, diminished, scrapped.