Coffee Talk: Michelle Obama Votes Early
Photo by Jocelyn Augustino for Obama for America

See why we’re having a double shot of espresso:

• Michelle Obama got a head start on voting! The First Lady tweeted the above photo with her Illinois absentee ballot. “Hey, @BarackObama, I just dropped my absentee ballot in the mail—I couldn’t wait for Election Day! Love you! -MO” she wrote. According to Obama for America, “The President and First Lady are making history by voting early in person and by mail in order to promote the ease, convenience, and importance of voting.” [Twitter] [CBS]

• BET founder Shelia Johnson isn’t happy with the way the network has turned out. “I think we squandered a really important cable network, when it really could have been the voice of Black America. We’re losing our voice as a race as a result. I’m really worried about what our young people are watching.” How do you feel about the state of BET? [EURweb]

• Sunday night’s season three premiere of Walking Dead earned high ratings. Over 10.9M viewers tuned in to see the gang fight zombies. As we previously reported, Danai Gurira made her big debut Sunday night. She plays Michonne. [CNN]

• The next season of America’s Next Top Model will be co-ed. The 2013 season will feature male models, who will live in the house with their female counterparts. It’s unclear how the next cycle will work given the change up. [Hollywood Reporter]