I've never (through hundreds of applications on several hiring committees in math and one in statistics) noticed "grants applied for", although I wouldn't put any weight behind it if I did see. Perhaps I have seen it, and forgotten it just as quickly.
"Papers submitted" carry some weight, but only if you've made it to the short list and we are going through your app with a fine tooth comb. In that case, having the article available on a website is good (we can take a look ourselves), but having it on the arXiv is best. It signifies to us that you are modern, self-promoting, and that you are proud enough of the work to make it available to your peers.
We sometimes see "junk info" on CVs: things like "avid frisbee player", "concert pianist", and such. It doesn't influence our thinking, but it does give us a way (within the committee) to refer to the person. "Well, unpronounceable name does have 6 good publications, and the dog person only three, but Dog's letters read much more strongly."
When I was first applying, I had been attending (and sometimes speaking at) conferences as a grad student for many years. I figured that there were people who knew me, but wouldn't know me by name, so I put a picture of myself on my CV. I'm still getting teased about that, so I don't recommend following my lead. Then again, I did get offers...