About Samantha Moore, I'm surprised you didn't now. She FINALLY got out of her contract with Geffen since this summer. She was fighting to get out of her contract for years, and the reason why? They wanted Joe Simpson to become her manager and she really didn't feel comfortable with it. So as long as she refused they were not willing to release an album and they also didn't want to release her from her contract. But it happened.
There you have it.
And now they're looking for another label.