According to Wired News, soon it will be no longer possible for just anyone to take on the James Randi Foundation's million dollar challenge. To submit an application, an aspirant will need to have a 'media profile' and find an academic who will endorse their claims.
In addition, the foundation plans to choose six to eight high profile targets per year and attempt to publicly shame them into taking the challenge. The first four targets for 2007 are John Edward, Sylvia Browne, Uri Geller, and James Van Praagh, none of whom have any interest in jumping through Randi's hoops.
Read the Wired News article here.